Often due to fear and uncertainty, a parent may decide to permanently take a child from their place of residence without the consent of the other parent. This causes considerable turmoil for the child and left-behind parent. Our lawyers will sensitively advise on this specialist area of law.
For parents who have been left behind following the abduction of their children, our lawyers will work expediently to try and ensure their safe and immediate return. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980) is a legal mechanism available to parents seeking the return of, or access to, their children who have been wrongful removed or retained in another country that is a party to the Convention.
The Convention seeks to deal fairly and speedily with cases of parental child abduction across borders. However many expatriates that we advise are resident in countries that are not signatory to this convention. Our lawyers are experienced in the procedures required when the return of abducted children is not possible through the Hague convention.
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I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you for all your work on my behalf. I appreciate I have been an impatient and an annoying client at times, it has easily been the most terrible thing I have ever been through in my life. You have made it a little better by keeping me in the loop ...
Sonny, I appreciate your frank and clear advice around this. Your focus on the human element of all of this has been reassuring. I do not want to approach this as a bitter point scoring exercise with winners and losers, it’s about making the best of a bad situation for our son.
I really appreciate what you have done for me and the kids; working above and beyond the call of duty with out of hours support (even when on holiday). The overall support and counsel you and your company have provided throughout this ordeal has made the impossible possible, and for that my fa...
Divorce and Family Law
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