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Top Ten Myths in International Family Law

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about international family law issues. Here is our top 10:

Partner Lucy Greenwood speaks at the World Bank in Washington to members of the FIGT Affiliate Group

Following on from her presentation at the Families In Global Transistion (FIGT) 20th Annual Conference in Amsterdam this Spring, Lucy Greenwood was delighted to be invited to speak to members of the newly relaunched Washington DC FIGT Affiliate Group at the World Bank in Washington DC on 4 June. The talk was partnered by World Bank Family Network.

Villiers: Divorce and Financial applications involving England and Scotland

Stuart Clark, associate solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP, discusses the outcome in Villiers and the impact on divorce and financial proceedings taking place in England and Scotland .

David Hodson presented to European Parliament on “Brexit and Family Law”

 

Yesterday, May 16th 2018, David Hodson, partner of iFLG spoke at the European Parliament on family law and Brexit. More details of the event are here

Specialisation and the Financial Remedy Court with a Proposed New Form A

In his latest view from the President’s Chambers Sir James Munby sets out his plans, following consultation, for specialised regional Financial Remedy Courts and for a proposed new Form A.

Where do divorce proceedings take place for those who have connections to more than one country?

In many instances when a marriage breaks down the spouses only have a connection with one country and the divorce and financial proceedings take place there.  But what happens when one or both people have a connection with more than one country? 

Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility

Overview

As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important.  It is sometimes based on nationality.  But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more than one country.  International family lawyers need to be aware of which countries allow or prohibit dual nationality

Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Launched Today in Fiji

A new and innovative arbitration scheme has been launched today (4 September 2017) at the 16th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, held in Fiji.  

Divorce Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit

In this paper, presented at the Class Legal conference on 21 June 2017, David Hodson examines three elements of our existing divorce law which will need examination on leaving the EU.  

Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Announced in Boston

Today (2 June 2017) at the AFCC Annual Conference in Boston, USA, Prof. Patrick Parkinson and David Hodson of iFLG, two of the world’s leading international family lawyers, have announced an innovative new scheme to help international families. It is called ‘The International Family Law Arbitration Scheme’ (IFLAS). It will avoid long and expensive forum litigation and will help couples work out where any family differences should be resolved by ascertaining with which country they have the closest connection. 

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