Refugee status means boy cannot be returned to father

May 3, 2017 0 comments

child abduction

A now 11 year-old boy cannot be returned to his father in Pakistan becaue he and his mother have been granted asylum in the UK. The child in question, ‘A’, was born in Pakistan. Both his parents are also Pakistani nationals. They married in 2002 and A arrived nearly four years later. Eventually the father…

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Siblings should ‘fly back to Canada’

April 13, 2017 0 comments

family life

A brother and sister brought to Britain by their father should be returned to their mother in Canada, despite a complicated and acrimonious legal history. The English parents met in  1998 when the mother was still just 17. Their first child followed in 2002 and the second three years later. They eventually married in 2005….

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Council must pay thousands to father who lost children

March 28, 2017 2 comments

child abduction

A local autority had been ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation to a father whose children were taken to Australia by their mother. The case concerned a man who had attended the offices of Somerset County Council in Taunton one day and asked for assistance, saying he was unable to work and complaining…

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Child abduction problems after Brexit

March 20, 2017 2 comments

family law

The return of children who have been abducted  into other European countries by alienated parents could become significantly more difficult following Britain’s exit from the European Union, peers have warned. Currently the return of children in such circumstances is facilitated by reciprocal recognition of legal orders under EU law,with the child’s country of habitual residence the principal…

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