Supreme Court ponders child abduction principles

February 14, 2018 1 comment

family law

The Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision that two young children retained in Britain by their mother must be returned to their father in Australia. By late 2014 the parents’ marriage had run into difficulties and the British mother asked if she could make an extended visit to England with the children….

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Children’s objections to a return order

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February 6, 2018 1 comment

family law

“The ethos of the Convention is that the courts where the children are habitually resident will decide what is best for the children on all the available evidence, and on the basis of a timescale allowing for proper enquiry and consideration in the home state; the decision about what is best for the children will…

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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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