International family law disputes

How will Family Law relocation cases be decided in 2024?

A “relocation case” arises when a parent wants to move to a place far away enough from their current location that it will impact the time that the other parent spends with the children, resulting in a disagreement on the children’s future living situation and arrangements to spend time with each parent. Disputes about whether...

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Which country? New Zealand vs Australia—a special case

The "forum non conveniens" test does not apply when determining which forum should determine a family law dispute when the contest is between Australia and New Zealand. An example of the application of the test which applies to these forum disputes occurred in Nevill & Nevill.[1] In that case, the wife issued property...

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