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The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down a judgement giving a very important ruling on forum in child maintenance claims, particularly when there are divorce or other proceedings in another EU member state.  In doing so it has followed a fairly radical Opinion of the CJEU Advocate General and given priority to the best interests of the child in a finance dispute claim.  It has said that child maintenance claims should be brought in the jurisdiction of parental responsibility proceedings (where the children are habitually resident) even if there are other divorce or divorce related finance proceedings continuing in another member state

 

My article of commentary on the judgement and its consequences and implications is here

 

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