Posted by Jeremy Morley | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy D. Morley The Civil Code of Turkey (Article 336) expressly provides that, when parents divorce, only one parent may be given custody over their child to the complete exclusion of the other parent, either by agreement or by order of the court (Article 81...

Japan’s One-Parent Rule

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Oct 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy D. Morley Japanese law provides only for sole custody. The Civil Code of Japan expressly and unambiguously provides that, when parents divorce, only one parent may be given parental authority over their child to the complete exclusion of the other paren...


Posted by Jeremy Morley | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Jeremy D. Morley  1. China does not comply with international norms concerning the return of internationally abducted children. 2. China has failed to adopt the Hague Abduction Convention and has failed to enter into any bilateral arrangement with the United ...


Posted by Jeremy Morley | Aug 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy D. Morley The United Arab Emirates UAE does not adhere to any protocols with respect to international parental child abduction and has failed to adopt the Hague Abduction Convention. The U.S. State Department has determined and reported to the U.S. Congress that, in 2018, the UAE “d...

Barbados Accedes to Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Aug 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbad...


Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jun 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has issued a ruling denying a mother's application for overseas travel from Australia to India to attend her marriage ceremony. The decision was based in large part on my expert testimony concerning the child custody laws of India and the risks of interna...

Cite for Morley Kuwait Expert Testimony Case

Posted by Jeremy Morley | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The citation for the recent Arizona appeal case which accepted me as an expert witness on the laws and practices of Kuwait as to child custody in international matters, and relied on my expert testimony about Kuwaiti law, is Lehn v. Al-Thanayyan, 438 P.3d 646 (Ariz. App. 2019). 

Practice Tip on Returning Abducted Children to Japan

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeremy D. Morley We just won a Hague Abduction Convention case in Sweden, working with Swedish counsel, and obtained an order to return the abducted children to Japan. Of the greatest importance, the Swedish court granted our express application that our client, the left-behind parent, is the ...

Expert Testimony: Recent Update

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

I am pleased to have been accepted again as an expert on the child custody laws and practices of India in international child abduction cases by a court in Canberra, Australia. I testified yesterday as to the recent decisions of the Supreme Court of India, including the most recent case of Laha...

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