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Child Abduction Law in Milton Keynes

Bastian Lloyd Morris

Child Abduction – Out Of Hours: 0845 450 1281

The abduction of children from a parent’s care, or the risk of abduction can be a very stressful and emotive situation for any parent to find themselves in. Matters such as this have to be acted upon quickly as time is of the essence and if not acted upon immediately can result in the child being taken out the country.

If you find yourself in this situation, then here at Bastian Lloyd Morris, we have several specialist solicitors who are able to assist you immediately. The first step that you should take is to contact the local police.

Once instructed we can make an emergency Application, depending on the circumstances on the same day to the Court for an order to seize passports of the abductor and the child and an order to establish their location and arrange a port alert. We can further apply for an Order that prevents them from leaving the Country, until a full Court Hearing has taken place.

If the child has already been taken out the Country by the abductor, then the matter is somewhat more complicated, however we can still assist and make the necessary Application at the High Court under its inherent jurisdiction. The procedure that needs to be followed is different when the child has been taken into a Hague Convention Country and a non Hague Convention Country. Please contact us to make an appointment with one of our specialist international child abduction solicitors to assist you should you find yourself in this situation.

If your child has been abducted out of your Country of origin into this Country then again we can assist you with the proceedings you might find yourself subjected to in this Country. Please contact us immediately for further assistance and guidance.

Curiously, some parts of the UK are treated as ‘foreign’ for the purposes of family law and procedures are regulated by the Family Law Act 1986. This is important as permission of the Court may be required to relocate from one part of the UK to another. Syvil Lloyd Morris is an expert in re-location cases.

As a firm we take pride in the fact that we undertake Legal Aid Work. To establish whether you would be eligible for funding to assist you please contact us. In an emergency ring us on 0845 450 1281.

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