Children Moving Abroad
If you are a separated parent and you are looking to move abroad, taking your children with you, you need to seek legal advice from a family law specialist.
A parent can not singlehandedly move their children to another country without seeking the consent of the other parent.
If that consent has been requested but the other parent is refusing to give their consent, then an application to the Court may be necessary. If it is unlikely that the other parent will ever agree to the children moving to live in another country then the Court’s permission needs to be obtained.
Court proceedings of this nature can be very complex and costly and you need to ensure you have obtained correct legal advice before going ahead with your application. Your case needs to be carefully prepared and must make it clear to the Court why you consider moving your child abroad is in their best interests.
Even if the Court grants you permission to take your child to live abroad, the Court will usually expect arrangements for future contact to be put in place before the case finishes.
If you are a parent who is concerned that the other parent is planning to take your child to live abroad then you should seek legal advice from a family law specialist who can advise you of your rights and the further steps you need to take.