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Lachaux v Lachaux [2017] EWHC 385 (Fam)

In a tweet: Mother's contact application refused for lack of jurisdiction

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Case note, published: 12/06/2017

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  • Mother's section 8 application for an order for contact to the parties' son who was habitually resident in Dubai. The court's decision hinged on whether a divorce obtained in Dubai, prior to English decrees nisi and absolute being obtained, was valid or not. The court recognised the Dubai divorce as valid which meant that the English decrees nisi and absolute were null and void and must be set aside. The consequence of this decision was that all of the proceedings issued by the mother must be discharged. With the revocation of the English divorce proceedings the mother had no jurisdictional basis left under the terms of section 2 of the Family Law Act 1986 to pursue relief under the Children Act 1989. Judgment, 06/03/2017, free

Published: 12/06/2017

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