Prohibited steps orders

A prohibited steps order is an order to prevent either parent taking particular action, most commonly where there is reason to believe that the parent may remove the child or children from the area or from the UK altogether.

 Applications for a prohibited steps order may be from a parent – or other family member with the permission of the court – or from the local authority where there are concerns about the safety or wellbeing of the child or children in question. If a prohibited steps order is in place it will be a criminal offence for the parent to remove the child or children.

If you have any concerns that your former partner may be planning to remove your child or children from the UK or the local area, please contact us as soon as possible on 020 3012 1482.

Supporting you

Our specialist family law team are experienced in all aspects of making arrangements for children on separation or divorce. We will work with you sensitively and professionally to ensure that your children’s welfare is given highest priority.

If you need information or guidance, we are happy to advise you in complete confidence and we always ensure that you fully understand all of the advice we give and the options open to you.

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Please contact us for more information and advice on 020 3012 1482 – we will be happy to hear from you.