Category Archives: Family Law

10 FAQ on Freedom of Movement in the EU

As part of my very popular series of legal FAQ, I now address a subject which can often help to resolve immigration cases which seem hopeless under national immigration law: the right to freedom of movement within the EU. I … Continue reading

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If you insist on free advice, you will get it

You might think I am stupid because I give heaps of legal advice for free, either on my FAQ or my AllExperts profile. I could earn millions instead by charging for this service. But I am a nice guy and it warms my … Continue reading

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Europe, still divided

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, Europe has grown together. Countries which didn’t even exist as independent states back then are now member states of EU and NATO. The European Union reaches all the … Continue reading

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ECJ ruling on asylum for homosexuals

On 7 November 2013 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that homosexual asylum seekers in the EU are protected as a “social group” under the Asylum Qualification Directive (Directive 2004/83/EC) and that EU member states have to grant asylum if … Continue reading

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The Truth about Divorce Statistics

There are plenty of figures, numbers and statistics about marriage and divorce, some of them even more conflicting than an arguing couple. To know the truth, you only need to know these two statistics about divorce: The divorce rate would … Continue reading

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New Child Custody Law in Germany (May 2013)

(This is an update to my FAQ about child custody law in Germany.) For a long time, child custody in Germany was automatically awarded to the mother of the child if the parents were not married at the time of … Continue reading

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The Law can’t Mend a Broken Heart

The law can do a lot. Lawyers can do even more, especially a hot-shot-lawyer like myself. But there is one thing that even I can’t do: I can’t force people to love you or to be faithful. Read this request … Continue reading

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