I am the parent with primary care of our child and moved abroad to get away from a bad situation. I now find I am accused of abduction and risk criminal proceedings. It seems so unfair.
Is it true that I will commit a criminal offence if I take my child out of the country or keep the child in another country without the consent of the other parent?
So what is child abduction?
What is the Hague Convention?
If my child has been abducted to England from a Hague convention country, can I approach any English lawyer to act for me?
What are the defences to a Hague convention child abduction?
What happens if our child has been abducted to a country which is not a signatory to the Hague convention?
I am anxious about what will happen if I am ordered back to the country from which I abducted our child originally.
I want to oppose an order for return of my child, even if I may have abducted the child. What should I do?
Is it easier to oppose and defend a return to a non-Hague country?
What if I took our abducted child to another country but were then to come back to this country and leave our child abroad. How could I be made to bring our child back to this country?
Surely, no one would be able to find out where I was with my child?
I am anxious that my child will be abducted. What can I do to reduce the risk?