Good Evening,I have been offered a wonderful job in HK but I have a 6 yr old son whos father lives here in the UK.We lived together for 8 years but were never married. His father and I registered our sons birth together in 07/2004 but parted company in 2008. He sees his son 2 days per week.My question is would I be able to accept this job offer and take my son to live in Hong Kong without his fathers consent? If he applied for custody is it possible that a judge may grant it?I would love this opportunity but of course I love my son more!If you have any advise I would be most grateful
Hi - You will need either his fathers consent or an order from the court. If you can show that this move would be in the best interest of the child then you have a reasonable chance of success - but you will be expected to fund his return visits home. Claire
25 years experience of all aspects of family law
I would have thought that the childs best interest would be to live with his mother. Our lifestyle would be much improved but thats just materialistic. I cant think of any other benifit to the child.I could finance return trips. How many would be expected? Can you also tell me how I get a court order if need be?
Hi - It will be a balancing act I am afraid - the advantages of the move set against the loss of regular contact. It is impossible to estimate how much contact would be needed. The application is to your local county court on a form C1 with an issue fee of £200. Claire
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