Relocation: Putting the pieces together

Rayner Grice provides a reminder of the courts’ approach to relocation, within the context of the increased variety and complexity of family life ‘The court will wish to see a well-considered plan that is well thought through, and most importantly is in the child’s best interests.’ Gone are the days when the nuclear family was …
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Prohibited Steps And Specific Issue Orders: Stop right now

Jennifer Moore provides a reminder of the requirements for prohibited steps and specific issue orders and an update on recent case law ‘The court cannot make a prohibited steps or specific issue order to achieve the same result that could be achieved by a child arrangements order.’There have been a number of cases recently that …
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Relocation: Full picture

Jennifer Moore examines the approach of the courts on an application to relocate a child, and the factors that will be taken into account ‘The court will consider the positives and negatives of each available option for the child (or children) concerned, and then will undertake a parallel analysis of those options.’Case law sets out …
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Relocation: Same difference

Amy Harris examines the factors that will be considered by the courts on an application for the internal relocation of a child ‘Ultimately a decision on either internal or external relocation should solely be based on what is in a child’s best interests.’The Court of Appeal’s decision in Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] is essential …
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