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Valenzuela-Sone v. Barnachea, 2023 ABKB 495

Valenzuela-Sone v. Barnachea, 2023 ABKB 495, held that the Court has jurisdiction, where appropriate, to grant an interim return-child order where habitually-resident-in-Alberta children have been relocated out of Canada in breach of the Divorce Act’s relocation provisions. By way of background, the parties were married in 1999. They have twin 16-year-old daughters. They physically separated in January 2023....

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Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Conference Rescheduled

On January 24, 2023, Max Blitt KC and Professor Nicholas Bala of Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, made a presentation on behalf of the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. The topic was ‘International Child Abduction & The Hague Convention: Canadian Context, Law & Practice. See the PDF...

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Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Conference

Max Blitt QC- Alberta and Prof. Nicholas Bala-Queen’s University, Ontario will be presenting at the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario Conference June 16-17, 2022, on International Cross-Border Mediation Training. They will provide an Overview of International Law for Children: Child Abduction & Relocation Law, The Fundamentals of the Hague Abduction Convention. See – FDRIO...

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Year in Review

Year in Review Update on International Family Law by James Netto & Melissa Kucinski: March 2020. Listen to Webinar View Powerpoint...

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International Child Abduction

Relationships between individuals from different countries are much more common in our world today. If the relationship breaks down and there are children involved, we can have an issue spanning countries! What happens if one parent takes the child to another country without the other parent’s consent? This is international child...

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Barbados accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 October 2019. Go to...

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