What happens when international parents cannot agree where a child should live?

Families are increasingly international, which can add an extra layer of complexity if relationships breakdown. What happens when parents who have connections with more than one country cannot agree the arrangements for the children? You would normally apply to the court in the country where the child is habitually resident. However, sometimes it is not clear where this is and there are cases where two or even more courts become involved.

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Kris Arpon
How to avoid getting stung financially when you move in with your partner

The recent reported case of Mr Horn and Miss Chipperfield is reminder of what can go wrong if you move in with a partner without considering who owns the property and in what shares. It is so important to discuss and agree what you both intend to happen when you are planning the move, including if the worst should happen and you were to separate in due course, and to avoid any future dispute by recording your agreement clearly in writing.

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Kris Arpon