The “globalisation” of families has raised complex legal issues affecting family life, marriage and divorce. Yet there are relatively few local decisions in Singapore on the private international law aspects of family law. This book discusses conflict of laws rules applicable in family cases in Singapore and relevant local cases that offer guidance on the issues addressed. It also examines substantive law on family issues that have international features. Not quite a book on the conflict of laws nor the traditional topics in family law, its chapters uniquely select family law issues that have international dimensions. It includes discourse on substantive law and the conflicts rules in the formation of marriages, regulation of the marital relationship, matrimonial proceedings terminating marriages in globalised families, the ensuing financial consequences, and the laws on parental abduction and relocation of children across jurisdictions.
•Brings together in one book all the complex issues involving international marriage and divorce with the ensuing financial and custody issues
•Unique subject area of family law not covered by current legal literature
•Covers conflict of laws decisions in family law, including the most recent Singapore cases
•Deftly navigates cross-border issues affecting families and sets out legal regimes and approaches to the resolution of these challenging problems