‘De-risking’ and financial exclusion
Dealing with the relocation of children to another country in situations of family breakdown can be highly complex and challenging – and in most cases, there is no win-win situation for any party involved. The very recent High Court decision in the case of CB v CB  EWHC 2092 shows this. This involved a dispute between an Australian-British dual citizen mother and a British father. Their son, aged 14, had stayed with his father in England after a Christmas visit. This followed a two year period where the mother had relocated to Australia with the child to live on a short-term basis, with the father's permission.
Last summer, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, in MK v CK, signalled a dramatic shift in the approach to international child relocation cases. In cases with care significantly shared between two parents, the courts will now often refuse permission to relocate a child abroad.
The number of wealthy French people planning a move to London following is reportedly climbing following Francois Hollande’s victory in the presidential elections. Claire Wood writes on the myths surrounding and implications of couples wishing to file for divorce in a country different to the one they married in originally.
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