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Child with relative without non res parents consent

(8 Posts)
PhilMitchellsBeard Sat 25-Feb-17 00:45:58

Sorry if this is vague, I am worried about being recognised or daily mail picking this up.

Can anyone give us some direction.
Where do we stand as non resident parents with regular conact and generally good relationships between all parties where the resident parent has decided to hand over care of the child to a close relative as they feel they cannot cope with child's behaviour. This was decided without the non resident parent's consent or any form of prior discussion.
Whereas we don't think the child will come to harm, we are very adamant that the child should be with one of the parents (both have pr).
Where does the non resident parent stand legally? Can we demand the child returns to the resident parent or otherwise we will have the child with us as we do not want her living with this relative. If the resident parent is refusing to have her home, but we are happy to accommodate her - what is our starting point?

PhilMitchellsBeard Sat 25-Feb-17 00:55:25

The child is 11

PhilMitchellsBeard Sat 25-Feb-17 00:56:42

Also we live in a different area so a move would mean a school change

RedastheRose Sat 25-Feb-17 01:12:02

You need a family law solicitor for advice, try posting in legal.

PhilMitchellsBeard Sat 25-Feb-17 06:13:52

I thought this was legal?

picklemepopcorn Sat 25-Feb-17 06:25:46


MrsBertBibby Sat 25-Feb-17 07:24:43

You can't get meaningful advice on this without telling the whole story, which quite rightly you aren't keen to do on here.

You need to go see a family lawyer.

MrsandMrsSmith Sat 25-Feb-17 07:31:08

I agree. You need to see a solicitor, and potentially take it to court. You don't necessarily need to spend a fortune using a solicitor through the whole process but getting advice upfront is essential.

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