With a rise in the geographical mobility of families and the number of international marriages, the consequences of marital breakdown increasingly have a cross-jurisdictional dimension. It is important for clients and practitioners alike to be aware of the complexities involved in dealing with international family law issues. In light of this background, we are pleased to announce the publication of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons (2nd edition), published by European Lawyer/Thomson Reuters.
Advocate Barbara Corbett, who heads the Family Department here at Hanson Renouf, being both an international family lawyer of renown and Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML), was invited to author an analysis of Jersey family law for the second edition of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons.
On this, fellow partner Advocate Mark Renouf stated, “The publication of the analysis of Jersey family law in the 2013 Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons is a testament to Barbara’s expertise.”
Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons has become the “must-have” publication for all family and divorce lawyers throughout the world who require a comprehensive and practical guide to the key components of family law across a multitude of major jurisdictions. It is also a tremendous resource for family office advisers and those professionals who advise international families.
This second, definitive, edition of Family Law Jurisdictional Comparisons includes 16 new jurisdictions as diverse as Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Monaco, Spain and the United Arab Emirates as well as Jersey and Guernsey. The new edition also introduces new topics including surrogacy, adoption and alternative methods of dispute resolution- all areas in which Advocate Corbett is able to advise. Comparing different laws across 46 jurisdictions, the book examines the varying details, solutions and problems of controversial family law issues.
According to Advocate Barbara Corbett, “This publication is the culmination of what has been a substantial research project across many countries and I am proud to see the finished result. The objective was to provide the reader with a simple and accessible guide in which those at the very forefront of their fields highlight the different family law issues which are defining and changing our society around the world.”
“There has been a phenomenal increase in the number of family law cases with an international element, and there is no evidence that this growth will abate any time soon. The trend is partly caused by the growth of truly ‘international cities’ such as London and New York, but also by the myriad of international conventions that govern issues such as child abduction. Jersey in particular has many families from overseas who need access to international family law advice. Against this backdrop, it is very important to provide family law practitioners with an up to date, and improved, comprehensive resource book.”
“By again adopting the Q&A format for each chapter, the aim has been to take what are, at times, emotive subjects, and give them a clear and logical response which could aid any international practitioner”, Advocate Corbett concluded.
The Hanson Renouf Family Law Department is committed to helping people resolve their family law problems and disputes in an amicable and conciliatory way. We advise individuals on a wide range of family law issues. For more information on our Family Law services or for information on any other practice area, please go to our website www.hansonrenouf.com