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David Hodson on International Family Law: No CSA deal, no relocation

Date:10 FEB 2012

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

This constitutes a simple plea for all international families: Don't agree any final relocation without sorting out and implementing the child support arrangements. In effect the plea is a warning to fathers the invariable left behind parent and the child support paying party. Never agree to a relocation of a child abroad without being absolutely certain and putting into place the child support obligations after relocation. Many fathers have been bitterly distressed that their child has gone abroad with the other parent against their preferred wishes and thereby mostly out of their lives and any meaningful parental involvement. They then find they are hammered for child support from abroad in ways which were never expected and possibly contrary to what was agreed on relocation.

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