At Aristone Solicitors, our experienced child abduction solicitors provide expert legal support in all child law matters, including the abduction of children from within the UK and overseas. We understand the complexity, sensitivity and urgency of the child abduction cases we deal with, ensuring each is shown the priority and professionalism it deserves.
Our skilled team comprises expert national and international child abduction lawyers, with collective experience spanning several decades. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any family law issues, please don’t hesitate to call the legal experts at Aristone Solicitors.
Child Abduction Law in England & Wales
The term ‘child abduction’ is often associated with children being kidnapped by an individual or individuals unknown to the child’s family. In reality, the vast majority of child abduction cases centre on custody disputes between parents. A common example of which being one parent taking or keeping a child abroad, without the consent of the other parent.
If the mother or father of a child removes them from the country without the permission and/or knowledge of their partner, this may qualify as child abduction. As it becomes easier to travel long distances, instances of child abduction are accelerating at record-pace.
Child abduction law is extremely complex, just as issues involving possible child abduction are uniquely urgent. At Aristone Solicitors, we strongly suggest seeking expert legal support if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever regarding your children. Call anytime for an obligation-free consultation with a member of our legal team.
Child Abduction Law – Criminal Consequences
The vast majority of child abduction cases are handled by way of civil arrangement, though instances of child abduction can also bring about criminal consequences. If a child is removed from the UK under any circumstances without the permission of their legal guardian(s), the party or parties responsible could face significant penalties – including imprisonment.
This applies irrespective of whether the responsible party or parties attempt to remove the child from the UK permanently, or for nothing more than a short trip or holiday.
Cases involving any kind of child abduction can quickly escalate, in terms of both complexity and severity. Whether you are responding to an accusation of child abduction or wish to take action against an individual who has taken your child (or children) without your consent, we’ll ensure your case is treated with the urgency and priority it deserves.
To discuss any aspect of national or international child abduction in more detail, book your free consultation with the team at Aristone Solicitors today.
Child Abduction Mediation
Depending on the nature and complexity of the case, it may not be necessary to bring it before the courts. Our professional family mediating services can help settle many custody-related disputes outside the courts, helping all parties involved reach a mutually amicable outcome.
Again, we strongly recommend seeking expert advice at the earliest possible stage, rather than risking the escalation of the issue. For more information or to book your obligation-free consultation, contact a member of the team at Aristone Solicitors today.