International child abduction - Non Hague Convention

If your child has been taken to or kept in another country without your permission you may be able to make a Hague Convention case if the country they have been taken to is signed up to the agreement. There are a large number of countries signed up to the Hague Convention, however, if the country your child has been taken to is not a party there may be other steps we can take to get your child returned to their country of residence quickly and safely.

If your child has been taken to another country by their other parent in what you suspect is an abduction it is essential that you act quickly. Call our expert child abduction solicitors on 0203 816 0548.

 

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International child abduction

If your child has been taken out of the country without your consent you must act quickly. Where there is no inter-country agreement our child abduction solicitors will advise you on the other options available to you to secure your child’s return to this country. These may include applying to court here or co-operating with lawyers in the country to which your child has been taken.

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Our experienced child abduction solicitors understand the stress and anxiety child abduction cases bring and aim to work with you to get the best possible outcome and return your child safely to their country of residence. Our solicitors are approved by the leading international child abduction charity – Reunite International.

If your child has been abducted by their other parent please call our child abduction team today on 0203 816 0548 or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.

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