Abbas Hadjian is now a Fellow of the International Association of Family Lawyers (IAFL).
From the IAFL website:
Connecting colleagues | Cultivating knowledge | Creating solutions
IAFL is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.
IAFL was formed in 1986 as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in the area of divorce and family law throughout the world. In 2015 the IAML Board of Governors agreed that the Academy’s name should change to the International Academy of Family Lawyers, since this is a more appropriate, up-to-date and accurate description of what we are.
Services To Clients
IAFL Fellows are able to provide legal advice to clients and other lawyers on:
- family law issues in their own jurisdictions and where international issues arise
- divorce, nullity and dissolution of same sex partnerships
- marital and child support
- domestic abuse
- marital and cohabitation agreements
- issues in relation to children including custody and residence, visitation, relocation, abduction, surrogacy, adoption and public law
- dispute resolution including litigation, mediation, collaborative law and arbitration
Membership of IAFL is by invitation only. Lawyers who are interested in joining IAFL are asked to submit information to satisfy established criteria for membership in order to obtain the approval of the Board of Admissions. The process is a rigorous one, designed to ensure that the high level of expertise within IAFL is maintained.
A Worldwide Network
Since 1986, IAFL has grown steadily, both in terms of the countries represented and the overall membership. The number of countries now represented is 57 and IAFL has over 810 Fellows. IAFL currently has 4 regional Chapters: a USA Chapter with over 330 Fellows from 39 states; a European Chapter with over 270 Fellows from 31 different countries; an Asia Pacific Chapter with over 110 Fellows from 10 countries; and a Canadian Chapter with over 50 Fellows. More than 40 IAFL Fellows practice in countries spread throughout the rest of the world.
IAFL encourages applications from high calibre lawyers from unrepresented countries as well as those countries which already have representation. For ease of communication, it is a requirement that all Fellows include English among their languages.