Parental and international child abduction advice

If your child has been removed from its country of habitual residence, or you are considering relocating your child to another country, it is crucial to obtain legal advice from specialist child abduction solicitors.

Instances of child abduction can include:

  • You seeking to lawfully remove a child as you are relocating to another country;
  • Opposing the relocation of a child; or
  • Have abducted a child or your child has been abducted.

Our team of child abduction solicitors are here to help you

If you need help with any of these issues, it is vital to seek advice from a specialist rather than a general family law solicitor. The reason for this is that they may not be familiar with the international movement of children law, which can have far-reaching consequences.

At Nelsons, our team of child abduction solicitors can assist whether the country in question is in Europe or the rest of the world. The team can also assist with 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.

Our expertise

Our child abduction solicitors in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham have a reputation as being leaders in our field. Our experience ensures that we will give you expert advice about your circumstances.

Our team includes:

  • Resolution Accredited Specialists
  • Law Society Family Panel & Advanced Family Panel members
  • Law Society Children Panel Members

Our expertise in family and children law is also recognised by the independent directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

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Additionally, in September, our team was shortlisted for the ‘Family Law Firm of the Year: Midlands and Wales’ award at the Family Law Awards 2021. The awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at the Bloomsbury Big Top, London.

To discuss how our child abduction solicitors can help you, please contact us via our online form or call 0800 024 1976 for a guaranteed response.

  • “Accomplished practice noted for both matrimonial and childcare matters. Appropriately equipped to assist with public and private children law, including adoptions, child abductions and non-accidental injury cases. Active in high-value financial remedy matters, including those involving trusts, commercial assets and cross-border aspects.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • "Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an experienced family and children law practice, and is noted for its strength in cases with an international element. The family team...regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on financial relief cases. Melanie Bridgen, who heads up the children team, is experienced in complex children proceedings; this includes matters concerning international relocation, parental alienation and non-accidental injuries."

    Legal 500
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  • "I have had Nelsons...supporting me for two years, and I can't thank Melanie Bridgen, Kate Warner and Katy Swinbourne enough for helping me get custody of my children, it has been a long heartbreaking tough court case. Melanie Bridgen is a top-class woman and I highly respect her for what she has done for me and my children...Melanie has reassured me though out the whole proceedings, so...if you ever need a solicitor for children I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thank you very much, Melanie, and...Nelsons..., you helped me get through a different process and get my children into my care and have full custody."

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  • "Perfect handling of a sensitive situation."

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