International Child Custody/Contact Disputes
It is vital that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible where a child is concerned and, even more so, when there are jurisdictional or cross-border issues. This is because it is important to identify which country has jurisdiction or, in other words, has the power to make decisions about your child.
In addition, it is important to know whether the country in question is a member of the Hague Convention and, if it is not, and there is a risk that the child may be removed to that country, urgent legal action should be pursued to ensure your child is not abducted or put at risk.
Our family lawyers are members of Reunite.org, the international child abduction centre, and have worked on many abduction, inherent jurisdiction, wardship and cross-border children disputes. We can advise on the appropriate action to be taken to keep your child safe and how to go about resolving disputes before they escalate.
If you are considering relocation abroad with your child, it is advisable to first take legal advice than risk becoming embroiled in an abduction case. Our family lawyers have experience of all forms of relocation cases, both abroad and within the UK.