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Family Fined over Daughter's Name (March 20, 2015) by Constance Johnson

Icelandic parents of a young girl are facing daily fines of ISK1.47 (about US$0.01) because they ...

Topic: Child welfare; Cultural heritage; Families
Jurisdiction: Iceland

Alimony Now Permitted for Gay Couples (March 09, 2015) by Eduardo Soares

On March 3, 2015, the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça, STJ) unanimously ...

Topic: Civil law; Civil rights and liberties; Families ; Judiciary; LGBT rights; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Law on Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights Passed (March 09, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

It was reported on March 3, 2015, that Slovenia's unicameral National Assembly had passed amendments to ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovenia

Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Legislation (February 24, 2015) by Hanibal Goitom

On February 12, 2015, Malawi's 193-member unicameral National Assembly passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations ...

Topic: Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Malawi

New Measures on Foster Families (December 12, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On September 24, 2014, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs promulgated new measures on foster care, which ...

Topic: Adoption and foster care; Child welfare; Families ; Homelessness
Jurisdiction: China

Civil Code Amendment Changes Joint Custody Rules (December 04, 2014) by Eduardo Soares

On November 26, 2014, the Brazilian Federal Senate approved an amendment to articles 1,583, 1,584, 1,585 ...

Topic: Child custody; Civil code; Divorce; Families
Jurisdiction: Brazil

Measures to Decrease Backlogs in Civil Proceedings (October 03, 2014) by Dante Figueroa

Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through ...

Topic: Administrative remedies; Civil actions; Families ; Judges; Jurisdiction and venue; State and local courts
Jurisdiction: Italy

Postponed Implementation of Provisions on Parental Kidnapping (September 22, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On September 16, 2014, South African Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba announced that the implementation ...

Topic: Child custody; Families ; Immigration
Jurisdiction: South Africa

Division of Retirement Savings Between Separating Spouses (September 04, 2014) by Ruth Levush

On July 28, 2014, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) passed the Law for the Division of Retirement ...

Topic: Employee benefits; Families ; Separation
Jurisdiction: Israel

Supreme Court Rules Even If No Blood Tie, Parent/Child Relationship Remains (August 15, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Supreme Court decided on July 17, 2014, in two similar cases, that the legal father-child ...

Topic: Families ; Paternity
Jurisdiction: Japan

Kopino Family Wins Paternity Suit for First Time (June 26, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Seoul Family Court decided in June 2014, in a landmark filiation case, that the plaintiffs, ...

Topic: Child support; Families
Jurisdiction: South Korea

Support for Raising Children of the Next Generation (June 24, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the ...

Topic: Child welfare; Families
Jurisdiction: Japan

Marriage Defined as Between One Man and One Woman (June 10, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

On June 4, 2014, the National Council of the Slovak Republic (NCSR, the country's parliament) adopted ...

Topic: Constitution; Families ; Human rights; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Slovak Republic

Parliament Passes Comprehensive Marriage Bill, Changes Process for Contracting Customary Marriages (March 28, 2014) by Hanibal Goitom

On March 20, 2014, the 349-member lower chamber of the National Assembly (Kenya's parliament) passed the ...

Topic: Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Kenya

Implementation of Law Amending Status of Natural Children (January 30, 2014) by Dante Figueroa

Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect ...

Topic: Families ; Legitimation; Paternity
Jurisdiction: Italy

Bill Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage Moves Forward (December 26, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On December 17, 2013, the Nigerian Senate unanimously adopted a Conference Committee report on the Same ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Families ; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Nigeria

High Court Strikes Down Territory's Same-Sex Marriage Law (December 19, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan

On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law ...

Topic: Families; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Jurisdiction: Australia

New Family Law Regulation: Co-Mother from Birth (December 11, 2013) by Edith Palmer

On December 1, 2013, the new amendment to Denmark's Børneloven (Child Act) that allows the non-birth ...

Topic: Civil law; Families ; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Denmark

Property Division in Divorce Agreement Voided After Wife Discovers Husband's Fraudulent Double Life (December 06, 2013) by Ruth Levush

Judge Tova Sivan, President of the Tel Aviv Family Court, established a new precedent in her ...

Topic: Civil law; Divorce; Families; Marriage and family status
Jurisdiction: Israel

Parliament Passes Matrimonial Property Bill, Affects Equal Sharing of Assets in Divorce (November 18, 2013) by Hanibal Goitom

On November 12, 2013, Kenya's Parliament passed the Matrimonial Property Bill, 2013, with key amendments that ...

Topic: Civil law; Divorce; Families ; Marriage and family status; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Kenya

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Last updated: March 20, 2015