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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I've received a divorce papers from Ukraine. We have a son

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I've received a divorce papers from Ukraine. We have a son who lives with me and has for 3 years since my wife left us. Now in divorce papers she asking that he should live with her? Son and I live in U.K. And are British citizens.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 13 days ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Despite what it states in her divorce papers as the child is in England, English law has jurisdiction and the process for her to attempt to charge the current arrangements is not easy and if no agreement can be reached between you she will need to apply to court for the court to make a decision.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
She has stared that she wants the child to live with her in divorce papers. And the hearing if in November in Ukraine?
Expert:  Harris replied 13 days ago.

Are you sure the hearing is in relation to the child or is it in relation to the divorce?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
In papers it states that she wants the court to break the marriage and child to live with her.
Expert:  Harris replied 13 days ago.

The Ukranian court will not have jurisdiction to make such an order if the child lives here as the English courts have jurisdiction. You may want to consider applying to the English courts for a child arrangement order for him to live with you - this will formally reflect the arrangements but the mother must be served with the application and be given an opportunity to respond to the proceedings. This can be done using form C100 and a £215 court fee to your local family court.

Expert:  Harris replied 12 days ago.

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