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Prohibited Steps

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  • A declaration was made that the mother had wrongfully removed the child to Hungary the day after a prohibited steps order had been made, but which had not been served on the mother because she was not at home when the process server tried to serve the order. Judgment, 26/05/2017, free
  • The father (“F”) opposed an application by the mother (“M”) to vary a prohibited steps order that prevented her going on holiday with the children. M was Iranian and there were concerns she would take the children to Iran – a non-Hague country – where F, as a prominent LGBT+ campaigner would be prevented from travelling to. The variation was made by the court, the court having assessed the risk of wrongful retention as low. Judgment, 17/02/2017, free
  • Mother applied for orders including a child arrangements order (that the children live with her and that there is no contact ordered with Father), a specific issue order (that the children are to be known by different names), a prohibited steps order and a s91 (14) order (restricting Father from making further applications to the court). Judgment, 28/07/2016, free
  • Father's application for contact with his son (father having been convicted of a sex offence), mother's application for a prohibited steps order to replace father's undertakings and an application under section 91(14). Judgment, 29/01/2016, free
  • Mother's application for an order that any contact with their father should be supervised and for a prohibited steps order preventing him from removing them from England and Wales. Father's application to discharge the prohibited steps order and for a "live with" child arrangements order. The following orders were made: a final child arrangements order providing for the children to live with the mother and spend time with the father; a condition requiring each parent to attend a Separated Parents Information Programme; a Family Assistance Order; a prohibited steps order for a period of 12 months preventing either parent from removing either child from England and Wales without the written consent of the other parent. Judgment, 03/07/2015, free

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