Spouses wishing to divorce with French Courts, no longer have to travel to France to be divorced. From the 01 January 2021, divorce procedure in France is substantially simplified for spouses connected to France but with some international element, for instance married in France but living abroad, married abroad but at least one spouse is […]
How is the amount of child support determined by the Judge?
Support is paid in the form of monthly instalment by the parent who doses not have custody to the one who does. In case of shared custody, the Judge will only rarely grant support if there is a very substantial difference of income between parents. There is no fixed scale established by statute. Each judge […]
Does the Judge take into account the opinion of the children before deciding which parent will have custody?
The child’s opinion will be taken in to account if the Judge believes he/she is in age of having a point of view. French Judges usually admit this capacity from the age of 7 or 8, depending on the maturity of the child. Theoretically the child can testify in Court but this is quite unusual. […]
Can shared custody be ordered even if one spouse opposes to it?
Traditionally in France Custody over children was given to the mother. The father would have a visitation right usually two weekends a month plus half of the school holidays. Sometimes, the father was granted an extra visitation day during the school week. The father would have the obligation of paying child support to his ex […]