Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hague Convention – Korea

1st of February 2014 will mark the entry into force of the formal arrangement under Hague between the Republic of Korea and China, for and on behalf of Hong Kong and Macau.  The formal record is here: http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=status.accept&mid=1204#eif4637

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Hague Convention – Japan

As many of you will know by now, Japan announced last year that it will accede to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction on 1 April 2014, after the instrument of accession is deposited in the … Continue reading

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Aussie couples-counselling scheme

From God’s Own Country, under the relatively new leadership of a former seminarian, Tony Abbott, comes a scheme to encourage couples, in particular those newly married, to engage in counselling to support and strengthen relationships.   The Federal Government initiative … Continue reading

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An evening with Mr. Justice Hartmann – Monday 10 February 2014 at 6:30pm

The FLA is pleased to announce that the Honourable Mr. Justice Hartmann NPJ of the Court of Final Appeal, has accepted an invitation to speak and share a little of his vast experience of family law.   An event not … Continue reading

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Habitual residence and Hague

An interesting development from England, where the UK Supreme Court has ruled in LC (Children), that when determining the question of a child’s habitual residence in cases of wrongful removal and request for summary return, the state of mind of the … Continue reading

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The impact of separation and divorce

From the UK – a sobering report on the results of a survey of divorcing parents and their children on how the divorce had affected the children, suggesting that the parents underestimated the extent that their children had been affected … Continue reading

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