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David Hodson on International Family Law: Foreign pension sharing after the EU Maintenance Regulation

Date:27 FEB 2012

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

I am grateful to Anna Heenan of Mills & Reeves for drawing attention to another incidental and possibly accidental implication of the EU Maintenance Regulation in the context of foreign pension sharing orders and arrangements. It is her article Scuppering Schofield? The impact of the EU Maintenance Regulation on claims for pension sharing in the February edition of the Family Law journal [2012 Fam Law 191]. In short would it be impossible now to obtain a pension sharing order in England to implement in effect a foreign pension sharing order made elsewhere in the EU?

The situation presently arises in which a family court abroad is dealing with the family finances which includes an English pension and intends to or already has made...

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