When Children live abroad

December 6, 2014
by John
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A recent case before the Court of Session throws up the problems that may face families who live apart in different countries, even where there is at first no family breakdown. The Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 gives effect in Scots law to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. It is meant to give a parent whose child has been wrongfully removed from its home by the other parent a means to return that child to its home jurisdiction so that the courts there can sort out the parents’ disagreement.

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