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Holiday checklist; luggage, passport, children…consent?

The children have now broken up from school for the summer and you may be busy running around making last minute preparations for your annual family holiday abroad.  As well as making sure that emergency first aid kit is still in date and that the passports have not expired, make sure that you have obtained

Non-biological mother wins international child abduction appeal

Last year saw the Supreme Court making a ruling that the decision of a child’s biological mother to remove the child to Pakistan, without the non-biological mother’s consent, did not cause the child to lose her English habitual residence, and therefore the English court retained full jurisdiction to make decisions about the child’s welfare. Why

Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce

Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce. If you are getting divorced in England and Wales, you may be tempted to think that foreign assets –  i.e. those held outside the jurisdiction –  are excluded from consideration when it comes to sorting out finances. This is untrue. On divorce, spouses and civil partners