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Divorce in Bulgaria

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Statutory Regimes and Prenuptial Agreements Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may be entered into under Bulgarian law. In the absence of such an agreement, the statutory matrimonial property regime applies, meaning joint ownership of all assets acquired during the marriage, regardless of t...

Section 498A Divides the Supreme Court of India

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A vigorous dispute that affects non-resident Indians throughout the world is playing out within the Supreme Court of India itself about a notorious provision in India's Penal Law.   Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code was enacted in 1983 to protect abused wives. It makes it criminal for a hus...

International Child Relocation

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

International child relocation applications are governed by the same legal principles that apply in domestic relocation applications. However, while international applications cover the same ground as applications to move with a child to another location in the same state or to another U.S. sta...

Unconscionability and Prenuptial Agreements in New York

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

In New York there is a strong public policy favoring individuals ordering and deciding their own interests through contractual arrangements, including by prenuptial agreements. Accordingly, duly executed prenuptial agreements are accorded the same presumption of legality as any other contract. ...

Lebanon: A Safe Haven for International Child Abduction

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Mar 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is generally impossible to secure the return of internationally abducted children from Lebanon through normal means, particularly when retained by a Lebanese parent. Lebanon is not a party to the Hague Abduction Convention. There are no bilateral treaties with Lebanon on international child ...

China: International Child Custody Disputes

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Jan 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

This 2016 article, based in part on my input, remains fully applicable today. I consult on such matters with clients around the world, always working with local counsel as appropriate. Jeremy Morley, www.international-divorce.com The Terrifying Reality of International Custody Disputes By Ch...

SLOVAK VIOLATION OF HAGUE ABDUCTION CONVENTION: Using Court Delays and other Judicial Devices to Block the Return of Abducted Children

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is of the essence of the Hague Abduction Convention that cases brought under it should be handled and concluded expeditiously. The target of six weeks set forth in the Convention itself is made even more specific in the Brussels II bis Regulation governing abductions within the European Unio...

Repost: The New Divorce by Mutual Consent in France...

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Nov 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We're reposting this article here since it's just recently been published in the NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2017, Vol. 49, No. 2: The New Divorce by Mutual Consent in France: Recognition and Risks of Post-Divorce Litigation in Common-Law Countries: The Examples of England and the United State...

Court Bars a Child’s Visit to India

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Nov 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Federal Circuit Court of Australia has dismissed the application by an Australian mother of Indian origin to take her child to visit India.  She stated that she wished her young daughter to be present in India, where she planned to marry an Australian man who is also of Indian origin, and t...

Argentina’s Hague Abduction Noncompliance Continues

Posted by Jeremy Morley | Oct 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In June 2017, the U.S. Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs delivered another demarche to the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notifying the Argentine authorities that the U.S. State Department had again cited Argentina in the 2017 Annual Report for demonstrati...

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