Prohibited steps order preventing relocation

Marie represented a Father in a case where he had been sharing care of his young child with the Mother after separation.

As a result of an incident between the parents, the Police were called, following which a dispute arose between the parties. The Mother alleged domestic violence, which the Marie’s client disputes, and all contact stopped.

In the meantime, the Mother had started a new relationship in the North of the UK, and the Father believed it was her intention to move there with the child, and that this was her motivation for the allegation.

Marie made an urgent application to Court for a prohibited steps order to prevent the move, which was successful. A fact-finding hearing and urgent interim contact hearing were also listed so that Marie’s client can re-establish contact with his child.