My daughter & I are both British. She is 43 years old She worked in Switzerland for 3 years and, during this period, she met a Frenchman and had a baby girl with him. At first the father didn't want the child as he already had 3 children with 2 different mothers, and he didn't want another (the children residing with their respective mothers). However, he said he would take care of my daughter and the baby for 6 months. He lives in France and my daughter, at the end of her Swiss contract, and a few weeks before the birth of the baby, went to live with him in France, where the baby was born. The father became quite besotted with his new daughter and they all stayed together in France for almost 2 years, my daughter hoping to be able to create a stable home for their daughter but - why is there always a "but" - he has proved to have an alcohol problem and a highly volatile temperament which leads to constant abusive behaviour towards both my daughter and his other children. My daughter wants to leave. It's been very difficult for her to find sufficient work in France to enable her to maintain a home, but she has been offered work in the UK. That would obviously mean that she would have to take the little girl out of France and the father will not consent. is there anything she can do without him being able to accuse her of abducting the child? From what I've seen on line, a court could order that the little girl be returned to France.
Yes, that is fine by me, no probs
I am happy to wait, no probs
Is there anything she can do without him being able to accuse her of abducting the child?
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