International Family Law
National rights don't necessarily move with you
When the music stops for a transnational family:
which court and which laws apply?
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: The World Bank, 701 18th St NW, Room J1-050, Washington, DC 20006
Cost: FREE. Open to all.*
Everyone hopes all goes well in family life. But living and working abroad or being in families with spouses from other countries or cultures has its own pressures and stresses, sometimes leading to family or parental breakdown.
This talk will cover points which might provoke alarm bells as well as preparation before you travel. During this session, you will receive a global view of family laws around the world and some practical tips to possibly help keep the music playing!
Lucy Greenwood is a senior partner at IFLG (The International Family Law Group LLP) based in London and has specialized exclusively in the field of family law for over 20 years. She has a broad depth of knowledge in resolving family law issues for international families and in 2017 Lucy ranked as a Leading Individual in Family Law in the Legal 500. Lucy and IFLG advise regularly upon complicated international cases, involving jurisdiction issues, finances and children issues including child maintenance and its enforcement. Lucy writes for websites and legal journals and presents professional seminars and webinar updates for the legal profession and lay clients in the UK and abroad. She is also a member of various professional groups which look after the interests of international families.
*All interested participants must register by Thursday, May 31 to gain access to the World Bank; please remember to bring a photo ID for entry*
We would like to thank the World Bank Family Network for partnering with FIGT for this event