RECENT CASE: Uhd v McKay [2019] EWHC 1239 (Fam)

There has been much media flurry in recent months around three-year-old Ruby, an Australian girl who went missing after she was taken to the UK, by her mother, where her mother is citizen.  Last week, Ruby’s case came before the Family Division of the High Court in London to determine whether the...

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International Child Abduction and Family Law

Australia’s multicultural diversity within an ever increasing global community means that it is not uncommon for one or more parents of a child to have connections to another country other than Australia. The issue of international child abduction by a parent has recently received much media atten...

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Children’s Views in Abduction Cases

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia decision of Colak & Viduka [2016] FamCAFC 79 reviewed the issues relating to not returning a child to their overseas home following parental abduction where the child expresses a view against returning. The family had lived in Croatia since 2006 wh...

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