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What if my ex does not bring my child back from a holiday abroad?

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As Covid-19 travel restrictions have started to ease, many people and families have once again started to consider the possibility of international holidays rather than staycations. Aside from the current Covid-19 worries and practicalities still...

The New Domestic Abuse Act 2021

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If you or your children are in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the police. You can also call the 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. After years of promises, especially by former Prime Minister Theresa...

What if my ex doesn't return our child from holiday?

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As we are coming to the end of the school summer holidays, the issue of a child being returned from a pre-agreed holiday may be an anxious time for some separated parents. More often than not, when parents separate, the issue of holiday contact and a summer...

Domestic Abuse - what protection can the Courts offer?

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Recent blogs by my colleagues Kim Lehal and Liz Headley have discussed in detail what domestic abuse is and what behaviour constitutes abuse, both physical and emotional but what help and protection is available? Non-Molestation Orders...

Child Abduction - it's no holiday!

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie have been in the news recently about their court case concerning their son Rocco. Reports are that Madonna has applied to withdraw her case under the “Hague Convention” or more informally referred to as ‘ child...

The grandparent trap

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When relationships and marriages sadly breakdown, there is often such a focus on organising where the children are going to live and how much they will see the other parent, that grandparents can quite often get forgotten or overlooked. Particularly...