It is crucial to obtain advice from a specialist solicitor if you are or have removed a child from its country of habitual residence. Seeking advice from a general family lawyer, who may not be familiar with international movement of children, could have far reaching consequences.
- are seeking to lawfully remove a child because you are relocating to another country
- are opposing the relocation of a child
- have abducted a child or your child has been abducted
our specialist team are here to help you.
Nelsons is a member of the Ministry of Justice International Child Abduction and Contact Unit Panel of Solicitors who are instructed in Hague and European convention cases.
We can assist if your child has been wrongfully removed from one jurisdiction to another or retained outside the country of the child's habitual residence. In those circumstances we can apply for an emergency application for non-means tested legal aid for the plaintiff whose child has been brought to England & Wales and means tested legal aid for the Defendant who has brought the child.
We can also assist in international contact disputes
If you are relocating and one parent does not consent to the relocation, we can assist with the application before the Court with our extensive knowledge of applications to remove your child from the jurisdiction. We will also ensure that any Order made will consider future jurisdiction welfare and enforcement matters relating to your child.