John Harding is a Fellow of the United States Chapter of the The International Academy of Family Lawyers. The 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. The IAFL was formed in 1986 to improve the practice of law and administration of justice in the area of divorce and family law throughout the world.
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 in the IAFL is by invitation only. Lawyers who are interested in joining the 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 the IAFL is maintained.
A Worldwide Network
There are only 700 IAFL Fellows worldwide. The number of countries now represented is 45. There is a USA Chapter with approximately 300 Fellows from 36 states.