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David Hodson on International Family Law: "Needs" claims and sole domicile jurisdiction

Date:27 APR 2012
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International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

The EU Maintenance Regulation is one of the most complex and bewildering pieces of legislation in English family law having been directly imposed into our law from the EU with effect from 18 June 2011. Its highly laudable intention is to make maintenance orders automatically recognised and enforceable across Europe. This is not just the preserve of the super wealthy. This is say a mother in Hamburg with several young children and arrears of maintenance of €6000 which she wants to pursue against the father who has moved to Bordeaux. The EU is quite rightly seeking to make it easier for such people to pursue such claims across EU borders without having to invoke complex national processes in each country.

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