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Skype for Child Contact

Family Law

In a widely reported ruling a father fighting to stop his former partner taking their children to Australia was told he could keep in touch with them via Skype.  Skype is an online service that allows users to make video calls across the internet.

President of the Family Division for the High Court, Sir Nicholas Wall, rejected the Father’s argument to keep the two children in England saying that modern forms of communication would enable them to maintain frequent contact and not destroy their relationship.

It was therefore judged to be in the children’s best interest to be allowed to go to Australia with their mother where she believes they will have an improved lifestyle.