Contested applications to take children abroad for a holiday (sometimes also referred to as applications for “temporary relocation”) can raise complex factual and legal issues particularly when a parent alleges that a child will not be retuned or “retained” abroad following the holiday period. These applications can also be emotive and difficult applications which often have the added element of being time-sensitive.

Our barristers are extremely familiar with the case law surrounding this area and can provide comprehensive advice in relation to whether to commence proceedings in the local Family Court or High Court, consideration of whether expert evidence is necessary, and whether it is appropriate to seek or offer safeguards in order to reassure the court or other parent that the child will in fact be returned.

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