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Where a child arrangements order was made in England and Wales and the child now lives in the Republic of Ireland, how may the order be enforced as to contact?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 21/08/2019

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where a child arrangements order was made in England and Wales and the child now lives in the Republic of Ireland, how may the order be enforced as to contact?

Where a child arrangements order was made in England and Wales and the child now lives in the Republic of Ireland, how may the order be enforced as to contact?

Both the UK and the Republic of Ireland are signatories to Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, commonly referred to as Brussels II bis. As well as establishing common rules in respect of jurisdiction, Brussels II bis makes provision for the recognition and enforcement in one Member State of judgments that have been made in another Member State. By Article 47 of the Brussels II bis, the enforcement procedure is governed by the law of the Member State of enforcement, which is the Member

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