International wardship can be used to protect a child from being removed from the custodial parent unlawfully and being taken abroad to live.
International wardship can also be used in cases where a child may already have been removed unlawfully from the custodial parent and remains abroad, even if a court order has been obtained in the High Court ordering that they be returned to the parent granted custody.
It is crucial that action is taken quickly in cases involving international child abduction – and international wardship is an area of law which requires special expertise in family and children law.
Duncan Lewis has recognised expertise in resolving international parent-child abduction cases and can act swiftly:
Duncan Lewis has highly successful departments covering family law, child care law, immigration law and litigation – and can also advise on international divorce and child care matters under Islamic law.
Duncan Lewis children lawyers are also members of the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) panel and are also listed on the Reunite website.
Duncan Lewis can also arrange for lawyers supported family mediation in cases where there is dispute between parents over the custody of a child involving more than one jurisdiction.
Clients are usually eligible for Legal Aid funding for cases involving child protection and child abduction.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on funding options at the initial client meeting, when the case will be assessed.
Duncan Lewis advises clients to get in touch as soon as possible in cases involving international parent child abduction, so that swift action can be taken to prevent a child being taken overseas unlawfully – or to initiate proceedings for the return of a child who has been removed unlawfully from the parent with custody.
In urgent cases where a child has already been removed from the custodial parent or is at risk of being abducted by the non-custodial parent – Duncan Lewis strongly advises parents to call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036, where a specialist child abduction lawyer is available 24/7 and can act swiftly to protect your child.
In non-urgent cases involving International Wardship, call Duncan Lewis Children Lawyers in confidence on 020 7923 4020.