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Moving overseas with kids doesn’t have to be a nightmare! We want your overseas move to be trouble-free.

ExpatChild has loads of sensible and practical expat life advice written by parents for parents.

We’ve been there and we have survived… and, more importantly, so have the kids!

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

When expat life doesn’t work out Despite our best intentions, relocations don’t always work out the way we hope and ... Read More

The post Expat failure – when and if expat life doesn’t work out appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

International surrogacy laws Surrogacy often features heavily in discussions amongst aspiring parents wishing to have children through alternative measures. At ... Read More

The post International surrogacy appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Moving abroad with your partner: What happens if you can’t work? Your partner gets a fantastic new job abroad and ... Read More

The post Adjusting to expat life as an accompanying partner appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Sorting out your paperwork This doesn’t include any new paperwork you have to sort out before moving abroad, by the ... Read More

The post Organising your move abroad – paperwork appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Financial Provision for children of unmarried international couples When unmarried parents separate, the parent with whom the child lives may ... Read More

The post If unmarried expat couples with kids separate appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

An educational alternative Finding a school for your child when moving to another country can be an overwhelming experience. There ... Read More

The post Moving abroad: Could online education be the answer for your child? appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Declutter before moving abroad Start decluttering before inviting the removal company’s assessor around otherwise it can get complicated, “Yes, we ... Read More

The post Declutter your home before moving overseas appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Relocating abroad when your child has special educational needs I’ve published several pieces in the past about choosing the right ... Read More

The post Moving overseas with a child who has additional needs appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Mediation in cross border cases concerning children Mediation in children cases can be very successful as it concentrates both parents’ ... Read More

The post Cross border family mediation appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

How to help your home educated child adjust to school Home schooling is becoming very mainstream and increasingly popular, which ... Read More

The post Going to school after home education appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Moving overseas with kids Living an international lifestyle can have many advantages.  It can provide opportunities to discover new cultures ... Read More

The post Child relocation abroad – the legalities appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Help your children settle in their new home Homesickness is a major worry for parents bringing their children on international ... Read More

The post Moving with kids: How to deal with homesickness appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Adjusting to a new normal You’ve made the move, unpacked, started your new job and your new life! It’s an ... Read More

The post How to help your child settle in a new school appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Parental child abduction This article deals with the most common form of child abduction – parental child abduction. Parental child ... Read More

The post International child abduction: An overview appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

Legal considerations before moving abroad Expatriate Law Ltd is an English law firm specialising in divorce and family law advice for British expatriates. In this article, Byron James, barrister at Expatriate Law examines the legal implications for British expatriates considering a move abroad with their children. There is something very ... Read More

The post I’m a British Expat; will I be protected by English law? appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

The recognition of foreign adoption orders Adoption is a wonderful way of expanding your family and offering a lifelong home to a child in need of a loving family. Individuals and couples often contemplate adopting a child whilst living abroad. In addition people are sometimes interested in adopting a child ... Read More

The post International adoption appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

5 ways to entertain the kids on a ferry voyage Sea, sun, and scenery – taking the ferry is an exciting way to travel with kids. But what do you do when the novelty of being on-board wears off? Some voyages can last for hours or even overnight, so it’s ... Read More

The post Keeping children occupied on a ferry appeared first on Expat Child.

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How to move your pets to popular expat destinations There is no one universal rule when it comes to moving abroad with your pets. For some, the expat life is not complete without taking every single member of the family. However, restrictions and limitations are in place across all countries, ... Read More

The post Moving overseas with pets appeared first on Expat Child.

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How expat kids benefit from learning languages I was born in Leeds in the 1970s. When I was six years old, my life changed forever when my Dad accepted a job in Dubai and the whole family moved from Yorkshire to the Arabian Gulf. I should say that Dubai was ... Read More

The post Online Mandarin lessons for all the family appeared first on Expat Child.

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Expat Child - Moving overseas with children. Relocation advice.

How to help your child cope with divorce and separation It is estimated that 1 in 3 children in the UK are likely to experience parental separation before the age of 16 and when parents break up the effect on the family can sometimes be devastating. Parents are often worried ... Read More

The post Impact of divorce and separation on children appeared first on Expat Child.

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