EU Plans Legal Reforms to End 'Divorce Shopping'
Castle, Stephen, The Independent (London, England)
The European Commission has unveiled plans to end the widespread practice of "divorce shopping", where one separating spouse rushes to court before the other to exploit advantageous laws in a particular European country.
Under proposals outlined this week, rules would be laid out to make clear which legal system would administer the growing number of "international divorcees".
With 25 legal systems in the EU, divorcing couples often find themselves in a legal morass. Problems are common for spouses of different nationality, those who live in different countries, or those who are abroad.
There are about 2.2 million marriages each year in the EU, of which …
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