Child Abduction & Relocation
How can we help?
Child abduction is a complex and fast-evolving area of law involving jurisdictional issues and international conventions. Perhaps your child has not returned home after a holiday abroad or you think they are at risk of abduction. Maybe you have just received court papers claiming you have abducted your child. All cases of child abduction require immediate action. It is crucial to get the right advice at an early stage as if mistakes are made, they can have far-reaching consequences.
We are Resolution Accredited Specialists in child abduction and have extensive experience of acting for parents who are referred to us by the Official Solicitor to secure the return of their child, and for those parents who have removed their child.
Moving abroad with your child or resisting an application for your child to be moved abroad, are difficult and highly emotive cases, which are often finely balanced. Consent is always needed from the other parent, or anyone else holding Parental Responsibility, to relocate outside the jurisdiction of England & Wales (“international relocation”), and in some instances within England & Wales (“internal relocation”) and for a foreign holiday. If consent is not given, a court application must be made.
Advice should be taken at an early stage and our specialist lawyers will provide expert guidance on how to approach these issues to ensure the best prospects of success.