It is important to seek independent legal advice as soon as possible if you would like to re-locate with your child as, because of the lack of compromise – the child lives abroad or it doesn’t – these cases often end up in court. The court will consider what is best for the child and how the decision will impact the parent who will stay in the country, as well as the impact on the parent who wants to go if they are made to stay. The court’s main consideration will be the needs and welfare of the child involved.
Austin Kemp’s experienced team of solicitors are able to advise you if you or your ex-spouse would like to take your child abroad. It is very important to follow the proper procedures and gain the necessary permissions or court orders, as moving a child abroad without these is child abduction and becomes a criminal matter.
Getting specialist, independent legal advice is very important if you want to increase your chances of being able to re-locate abroad with your child. In recent times there have been more cases where courts have refused permission to a parent who wants to move their child abroad.
If you would like to go back to your home country with your child, for example, you could have more chance of success than if you would just like to move abroad to change your lifestyle after your divorce. It’s important that you present a plan to the court that helps to persuade them that you have realistically thought about how the move will affect the child. For example, you should include where you would send the child to school after the move and the house you will live in.
Showing that you’ve considered the other parent and their contact with the child is also of the utmost importance. Austin Kemp specialise in advising high net worth individuals with assets and investments worldwide, who would like to relocate with their child. Our team of experienced solicitors can also advise you if you would like to fight a child relocation application.
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