Taking a child on a vacation abroad, was not considered child abduction: what is allowed under joint custody?

When parents divorce each other, a decision has to be made regarding with whom their mutual children will live, the amount of childcare payable, visitation and custody. In Finland most parents manage to set up an agreement regarding these issues in co-operation with the Child Welfare Officers, without involvement from the courts. But if the parents' relationship … Continue reading Taking a child on a vacation abroad, was not considered child abduction: what is allowed under joint custody?

“‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

A death of a person means the birth of an Estate. An Estate seizes to exist when a copy of the division of properties is handed in to the tax administration. However, an estate may exist for a long period of time and even practice business.  An Estate is taxed for it's income in Finland. By being clear on how … Continue reading “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Non-traditional families; the next hot topic in european family law

I have just come home from the annual conference on European family law in Trier, Germany. We have discussed and debated everything from marital property regimes in Muslim jurisdictions to electronic apostilles (e-APP). I believe however, that one of the most burning topics right now are the rights of non-traditional families. EU has done great progress when … Continue reading Non-traditional families; the next hot topic in european family law

New EU rules applicable as from today 17 August 2015

It’s almost like Christmas! New EU rules to ease cross-border successions applicable to the succession of persons who die on or after 17 August 2015. The EU regulation 650/2012 or Brussels IV is a huge step in the right direction to facilitate cross-border successions. As from today, 17 August 2015 EU citizens are able to … Continue reading New EU rules applicable as from today 17 August 2015