Hague Abduction Cases: Left-behind Parents, Lawyers & Judges Must Understand How Central Authorities’ Roles Vary Dramatically between Countries

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Feb 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Hague Abduction Convention requires each treaty party to establish a Central Authority to provide assistance in both “outgoing” cases in which a child is taken away from a country and “incoming” cases in which a child has been brought into the country. The Convention leaves it up to each coun...


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

by Jeremy D. Morley With effect from March 1, 2021, the Divorce Act of Canada has made significant changes to the Canadian law concerning child relocation, including international relocation. However, while the legislation contains a helpful clarification concerning the applicable burden of proo...


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

Jeremy D. Morley Here are some tips from attorney Jeremy D. Morley  --  who has worked on hundreds of Hague cases and is the author of the American Bar Association treatise on The Hague Abduction Convention -- for attorneys and clients faced with instituting or defending child abduction proceedi...

Bangladesh: The Dowry Prohibition Act of 2018

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

by Jeremy D. Morley   The Dowry Prohibition Act of 2018 (the "Act") of Bangladesh prohibits the giving or receiving of a dowry.  The primary purpose of the Act is to end the custom whereby the bride's family makes a financial payment to the groom's family upon a marriage. The system is now seen...

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...

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