Publication - Advice and guidance

Family law disputes involving EU after Brexit: guidance for legal professionals

Published: 14 Oct 2019
Directorate:
Justice Directorate
Part of:
Brexit, Children and families, Law and order
ISBN:
9781787817388

This is a document detailing changes to the rules for civil judicial co-operation in Family law that will arise in the event of EU exit without a deal.

Family law disputes involving EU after Brexit: guidance for legal professionals
Summary

Summary

Guidance for legal professionals on cross-EU border family law disputes (including divorce and child maintenance) after Brexit if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Detail

This guidance is provided for the information of legal practitioners involved in family law in Scotland and the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It is not legal advice. It is not a complete statement of the law.

Practitioners should be aware that they may need to consider leading judgments from the UK courts and judgments from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) where relevant.

Members of the public involved in cross-border family law disputes should read the guidance for the public.


Contact

Email: Hannah.Hutchison@gov.scot