EWHC 3626 (Fam) – Hague Convention; abducting parent refusing to return
17 November 2021
This is an application made pursuant to the Hague Convention for the return of a boy, now aged nearly 4½, to the United States of America. The circumstances of the abduction were grave. The mother removed the child from Illinois to England on 20 April 2019. She initially retained some contact and communication with the father until early July 2019, but then deliberately and effectively went underground and into hiding for two years
In a Family Law system designed for combative parents there is no real allowance for the views of children and any understanding of how Family Law ultimately impacts on children most of all.
We speak for the children in Family Law so that, finally, the children have a voice.