Parental responsibilities and rights: whether specific issue order should be granted to allow children to move.

Author:Plumtree, Alexandra
Position:Scotland: Cases in brief - Brief article

SM v CM Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders at Edinburgh Sheriff Principal E F Bowen 13 January 2011

This was an appeal from the sheriff's decision under section 11 of the 1995 Act. The mother, CM, had previously been awarded residence and now wished to move, with the children, to live with her new partner in Berkshire. The father, SM, sought a residence order, or alternatively a specific issue order directing that the mother and children live at their address in Scotland. The mother sought a specific issue order allowing her to move to England with the children. The sheriff refused the father's application and granted the...

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