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Cross-border Family Matters: A tour de table of good practices

Seminar: How to handle cross-border family maintenance procedures? Novelties brought by the recast Brussels IIa Regulation

Date: 20-21 June 2022
Location: Luxembourg

Registration before 13 May 2022

The seminar will deliver in-depth insights on the highly specialized topics related to EU cross border recovery of family maintenance and will be carried out by leading practitioners tackling the central issues of the EU Maintenance Regulation, whcih builds on the 2007 Hague Convention and Protocol on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance.
In this vein, the training will focus on jurisdiction, abolishment of the exequatur, recovery of internatinal mainenace outside the EU and the adjustment of maintencae decisions together with the corresponding case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
The training presumes general familiarity with EU law and international family law.

Throughout the discussions specific efforts will be made to blend the theoretical approach with practice oriented learning outcomes through polls, breakout rooms and a workshop session.

08.30 Registration of participants
09.00 Welcome of participants
09.15 Cross-border maintenance cases – Jurisdiction rules – forum shopping and cession legis
10.00 Q&A
10.15 Coffee Break
10.45 Cross-border maintenance cases – Applicable law
11.30 Q&A
11.45 Cross-border maintenance cases – Recognition and enforcement
12.30 Q&A
12.45 Lunch break
14.15 International recovery of maintenance in the EU and beyond – maintenance decisions by administrative authorities, court settlements and authentic instruments
15.00 Q&A
15.15 Adjustment of maintenance orders in cross-border cases
16.00 Q&A
16.15 Coffee break
16.45 Workshop – Case study
17.45 Q&A
18.00 Evaluation
18.15 End of Day 1
08.20 Visit to the Court of Justice of the European Union
13.00 Lunch / End of Seminar

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the European Union’s Justice
Programme (2014-2020)


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