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Jeremy D. Morley

Jeremy D. Morley was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975 and has concentrated on civil litigation throughout his career with an exclusive focus on international family law for the past decade. 

He is a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Co-Chair of the International Family Law Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association


Jeremy was born in Manchester, England and has taught in law schools in the United States (College of Law, University of Illinois), Canada (Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick) and England (Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield). He has published articles on international law and other legal matters in several scholarly and professional publications in the United States, England and Canada.


He is the author of International Family Law Practice 2009-2010, published by West Publishing. It is the first book on international family law for U.S. family lawyers. He is the editor of the newsletter of the International Family Law Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is an editor of The Matrimonial Strategist and the New York Family Law Monthly.He has published numerous articles on international family law, including:

  • "International Family Law," New York Law Journal , Nov. 2004; reprinted in The Matrimonial Strategist, Feb. 2005.
  • "International Relocation of Children: American and English Approaches," International Family Law , June 2006.
  • "Enforceable Prenuptial Agreements: Their Time Has Come," Family Law (U.K.), 2006. The full version of this article was published in International Family Law , 2006.
  • "Top Ten Tips for Expats," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, June 2006.
  • "Trust Assets and Divorce," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, Apr. 2006.
  •  "International Parental Child Abduction," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, June 2005.
  • "Non-Recognition of Japanese Consent Divorces in the U.K.," International Family Law, Sept. 2005.
  • "Japanese Family Law - or The Lack Thereof!" www.international-divorce.com/d-japan.htm.
  • "Parental Abductions: When the Hague Convention Won’t Help," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, Aug. 2005.
  • "How to Win a Hague Convention Child Abduction Case," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, Oct. 2004.
  • "International Clients: Beware," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, Mar. 2004.
  • "Globetrotters Beware," New Law Journal, Oct. 2000.
  • "The Hague Convention and International Child Abduction," N.Y. Family Law Monthly, Dec. 2003.
  • Additional publications in the International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the Canadian Yearbook of International Law and the Northwestern University Law Review.

His views have been cited frequently in publications like the Asian Wall Street Journal ("Set for Life: The Price of Love"), A Moveable Marriage by Robin Pascoe, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, and Forbes Global.


Jeremy is himself a globetrotter of the first order. Besides his legal practice in New York City, he has built a highly successful international distribution business in America, Japan and Western Europe. He has lived in:

Tokyo, Japan -- where he has conducted a great deal of business, studied the country and its culture in depth, presented many seminars, developed many professional and personal relationships, and met his beloved wife, Eriko;

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada -- where he taught Conflict of Laws, Jurisprudence, Agency Law and other legal subjects at the University of New Brunswick and developed many great relationships with some very special Canadians;

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois -- the home of the Fighting Illini football team --where he both studied law and taught in the Law College;

Manchester, England -- the home of Manchester United, the world's best soccer team -- where he was born and went to school and where his father and siblings still reside;

Sheffield, England -- the infamous setting for 'The Full Monty' -- where he went to law school and then returned as an Assistant Lecturer in Law;

London, England -- where he obtained his LL.M in International Law from University College; and

New York City -- "the greatest city in the world," which is the area he has called home for most of the past 30 years.


Jeremy has three children. Rick is a student in New York, Julie is a student in Connecticut and Hannah is a toddler.

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