7th symposium of UCERF on the 13th of April 2013

On Thursday 18th April 2013, the seventh UCERF symposium on the current developments in family law was held at Utrecht University. The afternoon was opened by Prof. Katharina Boele-Woelki, after which Advocate-General of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, Frans Langemeijer, gave a presentation about ‘The Supreme Court and family law’. Following this, Prof. Frederik Swennen spoke about ‘Third person’s right to contact with children in Belgium law’. Subsequently, Gordon Doull, from ABN AMRO MeesPierson, informed us of the ways in which parents can help with the purchase of their children’s house. After the coffee break, Dr. Esther Kluwer spoke about the wellbeing of the children of divorced parents. Following this Dr. Wibo van Rossum detailed the law regarding the everyday life of transnational families. Finally, the afternoon was closed by Lisette Frohn, who gave her opinion on international divorce. The public was subsequently given the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers, and to make remarks and comments. After the discussion, everyone was invited to enjoy a drink and reflect upon the afternoon’s symposium.

To view photos from the afternoon’s symposium, please click here.