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Can financial proceedings remain a divorcing couple’s best-kept secret?

by Fatimah Basama / 03 Oct, 2016

Court proceedings relating to the division of a couple’s assets generally come about as a result of the couple concerned having been unable to reach an agreement between themselves, or through mediation or lawyers, and therefore needing to ask for the Court to intervene in order to reach a conclu

It’s a ‘Pitty’ about Brangelina: Privacy in an A-List World

by Lucy Loizou / 21 Sep, 2016

News of the breakdown of the marriage of America’s sweethearts - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - has sent shockwaves across the world. Since the announcement of their separation there has been a media frenzy.

Replacing the Apostille – an overhaul of legalisation in the EU

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 01 Sep, 2016

The present method for public documents to be authenticated for the purposes of being presented to a foreign jurisdiction is by way of an Apostille, a certificate of legal authenticity.

US Signs Hague 2007 Maintenance Convention (Updated)

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 31 Aug, 2016

On 30 August 2016, Barrack Obama, President of the United States, signed the instrument of ratification of the US to the 2007 Hague Child Support and Maintenance Convention.

Replacing the Apostille – an overhaul of legalisation in the EU

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 22 Aug, 2016

The present method for public documents to be authenticated for the purposes of being presented to a foreign jurisdiction is by way of an Apostille, a certificate of legal authenticity.

CJEU Rules on Rights of Residence of Non-EU Nationals on Divorce

by Michael Allum / 18 Jul, 2016

On 30 June 2016 the European court (CJEU) handed down its decision in The Secretary of State for the

EU refuses to reform divorce forum jurisdiction but “speeds up” child abduction

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 10 Jul, 2016

The European Union last week, 30 June 2016, adopted the European Commission proposal’s for reform of Brussels II, the Brussels Regulation. 

Brexit and international child relocation

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 28 Jun, 2016

 

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. This decision will have many unforeseen consequences for the UK.  But what might be the implications for parents and their children wishing now to leave the UK? 

iFLG sets up Brexit family law helpdesk

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 27 Jun, 2016

The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) have today launched a free Brexit family law helpdesk to provide information for family lawyers here and abroad and those involved in family court proceedings about the impact of Brexit on family law.

Brexit and national family law

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 25 Jun, 2016

This note sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on domestic, national family law of the UK voting to leave the EU.

Brexit and international family law

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 25 Jun, 2016

This note sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on international family law of the UK voting, by a close majority, to leave the EU.

EU Marital Property Regulation in force soon, but not in the UK even if we Remain (Updated)

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 20 Jun, 2016

The EU Marital Property Regulation (MPR) has been in draft form since 2011. The European Council called on the European Commission to prepare a paper on marital property regimes as long ago as 2004.

Australia launches private family arbitration scheme: the Alternative Courtroom

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Jun, 2016

Last week in Australia a private family law arbitration scheme was launched. Known as the Alternative Courtroom, it provides a service for those involved in family disputes to help produce an adjudicated outcome and resolution.

The EU Marital Property Regulation: Likely to be in force soon, but not in the UK even if we Remain

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 31 May, 2016

The EU Marital Property Regulation (MPR) has been in draft form since 2011.

iFLG welcomes new solicitor

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 04 May, 2016

The International Family Law Group LLP is delighted to welcome Marianna Michaelides to its international children’s team.

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