April 5, 2012
Cross-Border Issues in England & Wales
From the Financial Times:
The number of cross-border legal disputes, including child abductions, dealt with by the UK’s top international body in the field of family law has more than doubled in two years, the organisation says.
The Office of the Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales said in its annual report that family litigation had led to a sharp rise in the number of case requests it handles, from just six in 2006 to 92 in 2010 and 180 last year. It predicts it will handle 240 cases this year.
In the report, Lord Justice Thorpe, head of international family justice for England and Wales, notes that 65 per cent of children born in London in 2010 had at least one foreign parent, and predicted that there would be further growth in these types of international dispute.
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