Internal Child Relocation
Internal child relocation
We are very experienced in dealing with cases involving the movement of children, to include internal child relocation in England and Wales.
Where parents separate either parent may wish to move within the jurisdiction of England and Wales with the child. This could be for better job opportunities, a new relationship or marriage or to return to where they are originally from.
If a parent wishes to move within the jurisdiction of England and Wales, for example from Manchester to Cornwall, although it is in the same jurisdiction, all people who have parental responsibility should consulted about big decisions affecting a child’s life. Consent is needed from all people who have parental responsibility or permission of the court by way of an application for a Specific Issue Order.
If you are concerned about your ex-partner moving your child within the jurisdiction of England and Wales, the court can prevent a parent moving the child’s home either by a Prohibited Steps Order or imposing conditions on a Child Arrangements Order. It is important to be proactive rather then reactive.
There have been a number of historic and recent cases about internal relocation including whether the guidance in the key cases governing international relocation should apply. The paramount principle, as it is with international relocation, is the welfare of a child.
If any of these issues are affecting you and you would like a consultation with a family law specialist please contact Maguire Family Law by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44 (0) 1625 544650
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