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International child abduction solicitors
Child abduction isn’t a new phenomenon. But as travel, migration and international relationships (and likewise, international separations) become more commonplace, so have cases involving parental child abduction.
Taking a child to another country without the other parent’s consent could be considered a crime, regardless of whether that person is a stranger or otherwise.
What is certain is that if your child has been abducted or is at risk of abduction, you need expert legal advice from a specialist solicitor as quickly as possible. Our experienced child abduction solicitors can help you if:
- Your child has been brought to the UK without your permission
- You’ve brought your child to the UK with or without consent and the other parent wants them returned
- You’re worried that your child is at risk of being abducted by their other parent
- You want to relocate your child to another country, or you want to oppose the other moving abroad with your child
How we can help
The law relating to international child abduction is complex and matters often develop quickly.
The action we take will depend on a number of factors – for example, which country the child has been taken to and from, or whether you’re the person who has taken the child or the parent responding to the abduction.
We can also refer you to organisations that provide help and support to families dealing with international child abduction.
You may be eligible for legal aid or, in certain circumstances, we are able to assist on a pro-bono (without charge) basis. We will be able to discuss this with you in more detail during an initial meeting.
What is clear is that any matter relating to child abduction requires prompt action. So to speak to solicitor specialising in international child abduction, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.