H v F (Relocation)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The mother and the father had a young had a child, A, who was born in New Zealand where the mother was from. When the child was very young the family moved to England where the father's parents lived. The relationship broke down, and the parties came before the court. The issues were what the long-term living arrangements for A should be and how should her care be divided between her mother and her father. The Family Court held that the weight of evidence established that it was clearly in A's best interests that the mother should be her main carer in the future. Her family were better able to meet A's long term needs than the father and his family, however committed and important they undoubtedly were and would remain.