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Service of family process abroad must comply with Hague Convention

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 8:57 AM | By Ryan McNeil

As the “nuclear family” of the 1960s is no longer the norm and Canadians become more accustomed to diverse manifestations of the family model, family lawyers and judges across the country are faced with increasingly complex fact scenarios, including issues related to multinational families. One such issue is the proper service of divorce or custody applications on a spouse who is living or working abroad.

Despite the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters (or Hague Service Convention)...