Children of separating parents should get say in where they live, court rules

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

Supreme court says views of 13-year-old daughter of British father and Spanish mother should be taken into account

Children whose parents separate and go abroad should be allowed to express a choice about whether they want to accompany them to another country, the supreme court has ruled.

In a case likely to have a significant impact on international care cases, five justices unanimously decided that a 13-year-old girl – caught in a tug-of-love between her British father and Spanish mother – should be considered to be a party to the domestic dispute.

The youngster’s “assertions about her state of mind” were relevant to …read more

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