Guide to International Family Law

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Resolution's International Committee launched its brand new online "Guide to International Family Law" at national conference on 18th April 2015.

Family courts in the UK are increasingly dealing with international family law cases – much more so than even just a few years ago.

This is so not just in the Royal Courts of Justice in London, but in regional registries of the family court throughout the land.

Solicitors, barristers and Judges need to look at Resolution’s new online Guide to International Family Law before they take their next case, because hidden international issues may fundamentally affect procedure and outcomes for families.

The publication covers core issues in international family law such as:

  • International practice issues
  • Recognition of foreign marriages
  • Forced Marriage
  • Marital agreements from an international perspective
  • Jurisdiction and stays: divorce and finance
  • Divorce jurisdiction within the UK
  • Child maintenance: Schedule 1 and the Child Support Act
  • Financial relief after foreign divorce: Part III of the MFPA 1984
  • International service
  • Freezing injunctions
  • Swearing of documents and the taking of evidence abroad
  • Trusts
  • International aspects of pensions
  • Enforcement
  • Children: Jurisdiction and Stays
  • Children: Applicable Law
  • Child abduction
  • International relocation and leave to remove
  • Surrogacy
  • International adoption
  • Refugee, displaced, abandoned and trafficked children

Access to this publication is available to members only.

Find details on how to login in the members' area of the Resolution website