Fee Award in Hague Abduction Convention Case

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Aug 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jeremy D. Morley It is gratifying that, in its award of legal fees to my client, whose child was successfully returned from New York to Spain pursuant to the Hague Abduction Convention, the U.S. district court's calculation was based in part on my status as “one of the leading experts” on the Co...


Posted by Jeremy Morley | Aug 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

by Jeremy D Morley Japanese law requires that married couples share the same surname, which can be that of either the husband or the wife. There appears to be no country other than Japan that requires married couples to adopt the same surname. The Supreme Court of Japan recently ruled that this ...

Malaysian Family Law: Single Expert Appointment

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jul 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Family Court of Western Australia appointed Jeremy D Morley as a single expert to report on the law and legal process by which the Malaysian courts make arrangements following the breakdown of a marriage with respect to the custody and guardianship of children, financial support and mainten...

Hague Abduction Case Reliance on Morley Treatise

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jun 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

In a Hague Abduction Convention case in the United States District Court in Savannah, Georgia, the Court relied on the opinions that I expressed in the 2020 edition of my treatise on International Family Law Practice that (a) international travel authorizations should normally be afforded only li...

Enforcement of Child Custody Orders in Japan

Posted by Jeremy Morley | May 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

 by Jeremy D Morley An amendment to Japan's Civil Procedure Law enters into force on June 1, 2021, intended to promote enforcement of Japanese civil custody orders. Although the new law may be helpful it will provide no benefit to non-custodial parents seeking to enforce their visitation rights....


Posted by Jeremy Morley | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Grounds For Divorce in Korea A divorce may be obtained in Korea based on the mutual consent of the spouses. Art. 834, Korean Civil Act. Both spouses need to agree and appear in court in Korea. Alternatively, the grounds for a judicial divorce in Korea (Art. 840) are: An unchaste act (adulter...

Third Edition of The Hague Abduction by Jeremy D. Morley

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Dec 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Announcing: The Third Edition of The Hague Abduction by Jeremy D. Morley will soon be published by the American Bar Association. The Third Edition has been completely updated to reflect recent case law, especially concerning the key elements of habitual residence and grave risk of harm. The book ...

Belarus and the Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

 The United States has not accepted the accession made by Belarus in 1998 to the Hague Abduction Convention (the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction). This means that the Convention is not in force between the two countries. Therefore, the return remedi...

Pakistan and the Hague Abduction Convention

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jul 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The United States has now accepted Pakistan's accession to the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention. The Convention will enter into force between the two countries on October 1, 2020. It is not clear whether the decision to accept the accession is a result of a dispassionate review of the Pakistani...

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