Inheritance disputes from beyond the grave The decision to exhume Salvador Dalí’s remains this year marked a new chapter in the lengths individuals will go to in establishing an inheritance claim. The exhumation was to determine whether Pilar Abel was his daughter and could therefore make a claim to be his legal heir. A DNA…
The “international family” is now more common in our global economy. When such relationships involving children break down, a range of legal problems arise: where will the children live? With whom? Where does that leave the other parent? How are the (usually) greater costs to be met? What about maintenance?
Disputes involving children are always difficult – and distance can magnify the emotions involved. Sometimes a parent takes the law into their own hands by taking (or keeping) the children abroad without consent. Such action can be illegal, and requires immediate steps by experienced lawyers
We are well used to dealing with cross-border disputes concerning children – including child abduction, and applications by one parent for permission to relocate abroad where the other parent does not consent.
More than in most cases early advice – and often immediate action – is essential to ensure that all possible steps are taken before the die is cast. We have the necessary experience.