Relocation Disputes

Law and Practice in England and New Zealand

By Rob George

Relocation cases are disputes between separated parents which arise when one parent proposes to move to a new geographic location with their child and the other parent objects to the proposal. Relocation disputes are widely recognized as being among the most difficult cases facing family courts, and the law governing them is increasingly a cause for debate at both national and international levels. This book examines the different ways in which the legal systems of England and New Zealand currently deal with relocation cases. Drawing on case law, literature, and the views of legal practitioners in the two jurisdictions, Relocation Disputes represents a major contribution to the understanding of the everyday practice of relocation cases. The empirical data reported in the book reveals the practical differences between the English and New Zealand approaches to relocation, along with a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of each system as seen by judges, lawyers, and court experts who deal with these cases in practice. This analysis leads to detailed criticisms and lessons that can be learned, together with practical suggestions about possible reforms of relocation law.


204 pages

Publication Date: 1/10/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464666