Recovery of Maintenance in the EU and Worldwide

The German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law is holding a Conference in Heidelberg from 5 to 8 March, 2013 (call for papers was announced here last March). Conference registration is possible from now on; registrations until 30 November 2012 are granted an early-bird discount of 20 %.

 A taste of program: 

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Erik Jayme, “Cultural dimension of maintenance from an international law perspective”
  • William Duncan, “From complexity to simplicity, from chaos to Hague Convention 2007”
  • Presentations of “High functional administrative systems”, rounded out by a presentation on IT-solutions with Philippe Lortie
  • Workshops dealing with the details of the new legal instruments such as “EU Maintenance Regulation: the devil’s in the detail” or “Applicability and application of foreign law” and presenters as Prof. Paul Beaumont, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Hess, Chris Beresford, Hannah Roots, Maja Groff, Dr. Matthias Heger & Dr. Thomas Meysen
  • Hot topics in family law like “Defining and establishing parentage: national approaches and new challenges” with Prof. Frédérique Ferrand
  • Workshops with Central Authorities: “How to cooperate effectively?” and workshops on national maintenance law: “Diversity in a united world of child support: national reports”
  • “Good practice for caseworkers: the rocky pathways to the recovery of maintenance” with Mary Dahlberg, Gary Caswell and Martina Heller
  • “The Asian, American, African, Latin-American perspectives” will be presented by contributors such as Dr. Richard Frimpong Oppong, Robert Keith, Prof. Nadia de Araújo & Dr. James Ding.
  • And, not least of all,  outside-the-box-thinking with topics like:  “Children in focus – poverty and maintenance” or “Alternative dispute resolutions” with Lis Ripke & Jessica Pearson

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Elisabeth Unger (E-Mail:

For questions about conference registration, please contact Margit Hüber (E-Mail:

For more information on the program and the contributors please click here.