9 year-old ‘should be allowed to travel with mother’

January 10, 2018 2 comments

family law

A nine year-old boy should be allowed to travel abroad with his mother describe her acrimonious relationship with his father, a Judge has ruled. In the Family Court sitting at Oxford, Her Honour Judge Vincent described ‘A’ as “a happy, intelligent boy, who enjoys school and is popular with his classmates.” His father is British…

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Abducted children could be stranded after Brexit

August 22, 2017 2 comments

child abduction

Children abducted abroad by alienated parents could be stranded if Britain and the EU cease judicial cooperation following the departure of the UK. In a newly published policy paper, the government sets out its hopes for cooperation between English and EU member state courts after Brexit, and outlines possible outcomes if negotiations end without an…

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New international family law convention proposed

July 16, 2017 4 comments

Hague Convention

Legal experts have proposed a new Hague Convention on the cross-border enforcement of family law agreements. If created, the new international treaty would join the three existing Hague Conventions on family law matters – the 1980 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; the 1996 Convention on Parental Responsibility and Protection of Children;…

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Breaking the rules in children cases

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June 29, 2017 2 comments

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“Most rules have an exception” said Mr Justice Holman, in the course of his short judgment in A Local Authority v The Mother & Another. That judgment, and another Holman J judgment also published on Monday, proved the truth of that statement. As Holman J also said, A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor…

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Nigerian children’s return to Ireland rejected

May 4, 2017 0 comments

Family Law

The High Court has rejected a Nigerian father’s bid to have his children return to Ireland from England. The children’s parents were both citizens of Nigeria and married there in 2007, even though the mother had been living in Ireland since 2003. Following their wedding, the mother returned to Ireland while the father stayed in…

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