Skip to main content

Talk to us: 0333 004 4488 | hello@brabners.com

Child Relocation

Deciding where a child lives when parents separate and relocate can be a complex issue.

Talk to us

When a relationship breaks down, it may be the case that one or both parents wish to relocate. Deciding on where a child will live can be a complex issue.

If a child is taken abroad without the relevant consent being obtained, this could amount to the criminal offence of child abduction.

A child also shouldn’t be moved away from the area in which they usually live within the UK without the relevant permissions being sought from everyone with parental responsibility.

If parents cannot reach an agreement on arrangements for their children, it might be necessary for one parent to make an application to the court for permission to relocate with their children.

Similarly, if consent for relocating a child is being unreasonably withheld, then it’s important to take legal advice to outline your available options.

Child relocation is a contentious area of law. Applications to the court for permission are rarely straightforward and often met with emotive opposition from the other party. 

It’s therefore critical to obtain good legal advice on these matters from the outset — and our award-winning family law team is on-hand to support you and your family.

FAQs

Related insights

About Brabners

Brabners is a purpose-led independent law firm.

Our independence allows us to be objective, principled and provide a service with heart and character.

We’re on a mission to make the difference for our clients, people and communities. Proudly anchored in the North since 1815, we serve all of England and Wales.

True North Black Logo

Northern Ambition

The collaborative network for purpose-led businesses. We’re building a more sustainable and innovative tomorrow.

Certified B Corporation B Corp Logo 2022 Black RGB svg

Sustainable Business

In 2022, we proudly became the UK’s largest law firm (and the first outside London) to become B Corp certified.

Brabners Foundation Logo Black

Community Impact

We channel the energy of our public-spirited people and clients towards improving our local communities.

Talk to us

Loading form...