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In family law, jurisdiction where relationship ends more important than where it began | Sarah Boulby

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 9:18 AM | By Sarah Boulby

One of the challenges that family lawyers face in advising clients is having to explain the many ways in which a client’s reasonable expectation about his or her rights when a marriage end differs from what the law provides.

This is true of many aspects of family law but can be most striking in multi-jurisdictional cases in which a family has moved during their relationship. Family law is location specific, not family specific. What usually matters is what province or country a couple lives in at...