If a child is removed from your care and kept without your permission this can be unlawful and requires urgent action. If you are concerned that your child has been (or may be) taken abroad or has been brought to England or Wales without your permission, then you need urgent assistance from a specialist Family Law solicitor.
Child abduction is a highly specialist area within Family Law. It is important that anybody affected by child abduction seeks urgent advice from a specialist Family Law solicitor who will be up to date with this complex, fast-evolving and niche area of law.
The specialist Family Law solicitors at Hodge Jones & Allen have extensive experience in representing parents whose children have been taken without their permission to another country, including those countries which are signatories to the Hague Convention and those countries which are not. They work closely with other professionals in the other country to make sure that matters are handled swiftly to ensure the quick and safe return of the children. Contact our experts today
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When a child has been abducted, there are several ways that the law can ensure that they are returned. This is dependent however on the case and the country to which the child has been taken.
We acted for a father who resided in the Netherlands. The mother removed their son to Morocco without the father’s permission. She then took him to England a few years later on holiday. The father issued an application for a location Order and a port alert was put in place. The mother was stopped from boarding a plane back to Morocco. The father issued an application under the Hague Convention for the return of the child. The mother relied on defences of grave risk of harm, acquiescence, and settlement.
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