Child relocation is a complex area of law. In this blog, I use a fictional case study to explain a practical application of the law on external relocation; getting permission from the court (in the absence of consent between parents) to permanently remove a child from the jurisdiction of England and Wales. Every family’s circumstances
How can I dissolve a civil partnership in England and Wales if I am living in a country which does not recognise civil partnerships?
Under the law of England and Wales, a civil partnership is a relationship between two people of the same sex which is formed when they register as civil partners in England or Wales. The courts also recognise certain registered overseas relationships that are equivalent to civil partnerships. It is possible to dissolve (formally end) a
Nicola Logan and Gemma Vines take a look at a complex area of international children law, which is what you can do if your ex-partner has taken (or you fear they are planning to take) your child abroad without your consent. It is not unusual, particularly in families with international connections, for either parent to
Has my child been taken abroad unlawfully? Taking, sending or retaining a child under the age of 16 abroad without permission is child abduction. Permission is required by all of those with Parental Responsibility for the child, or permission of the Court (to check whether you have Parental Responsibility for your child, see our blog containing
The children have now broken up from school for the summer and you may be busy running around making last minute preparations for your annual family holiday abroad. As well as making sure that emergency first aid kit is still in date and that the passports have not expired, make sure that you have obtained
Last year saw the Supreme Court making a ruling that the decision of a child’s biological mother to remove the child to Pakistan, without the non-biological mother’s consent, did not cause the child to lose her English habitual residence, and therefore the English court retained full jurisdiction to make decisions about the child’s welfare. Why
Foreign Pension, holiday home? Nothing is excluded on divorce. If you are getting divorced in England and Wales, you may be tempted to think that foreign assets – i.e. those held outside the jurisdiction – are excluded from consideration when it comes to sorting out finances. This is untrue. On divorce, spouses and civil partners
Can I bring divorce proceedings in England and Wales if I don’t currently live here? Jurisdiction explained.
Despite the Brexit vote, the UK currently remains a member of the European Union (EU) and it is EU law, written into domestic law, which sets down grounds of jurisdiction for bringing divorce proceedings in England and Wales. You can bring proceedings for divorce in England and Wales if: You and your spouse are habitually