Italy – The Court of Appeal of Trento recognizes the parent-child relationship between two children born to a surrogated mother and a non-biological father

Italy – The Court of Appeal of Trento recognizes the parent-child relationship between two children born to a surrogated mother and a non-biological father

On the 23 February 2017, the Court of Appeal of Trento rendered a landmark order which gave legal effect in Italy to a Canadian decision on the issue of children born from surrogacy to a same-sex couple. The children, both

Italy – Italian Supreme Court clarifying principles about applicable law and recognition of foreign decisions in divorce matters

The Italian Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione, Sezione Prima Civile), with a decision published on the 1st of December (n. 24542/2016), has determined that the foreign judgment on divorce should be recognized in Italy although it hangs a separation

Spain – On the use of mediation for the enforcement of a return order of children in a child abduction case

Spain – On the use of mediation for the enforcement of a return order of children in a child abduction case

The decision of the Provincial Court (Audiencia Provincial) of Barcelona nº 573/2013 of 1 October 2013, though rendered some years ago, outstands as it considers the use of mediation in the enforcement of a child return order in a child

Jurisdiction on marriage annulment: can a daughter claim the annulment of the marriage of her parent after the death of one of them?

Jurisdiction on marriage annulment: can a daughter claim the annulment of the marriage of her parent after the death of one of them?

It is the first time ever that the issue of marriage annulment is the subject of a ruling of the European Court of Justice. The facts of the case are however more complex than this limited issue. On 20 November

JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

JURISDICTION ON DIVORCE AND SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS DOES NOT ALWAYS IMPLY JURISDICTION ON CUSTODY OF THE CHILD WHO IS RESIDENT ABROAD

«When separation proceedings are taking place in a Member State other than where the child is not habitually resident, the best interests of the child and the proximity criterion, as provided by whereas 12 and 13 of Brussels II a