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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.

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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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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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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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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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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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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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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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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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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When adult children move abroad with their children Imagine… You’ve invested years of your life, raising, nurturing and loving your child. You have watched her grow, watched her learn to make her own decisions, watched her succeed… and fail. You have held her hand every step of the way, cherished ... Read More

The post The family left behind appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Taking your children on holiday abroad With spring in the air this time of year is when people’s thoughts turn to their summer holidays with families and children. Sadly, what brings excitement for many families, can be a source of tension and disappointment for others with separated parents who struggle ... Read More

The post Travelling with kids – the legalities appeared first on Expat Child.

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Carole Hallett Mobbs

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Choosing the right neighbourhood abroad In your home town, it’s relatively easy to identify the areas you’d rather avoid when you’re planning to move house. You can ask people, you can drive around and look at the upkeep of properties and gardens, you can search for clues on social media ... Read More

The post How to find your new home overseas appeared first on Expat Child.

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Top 10 legal questions to ask before moving abroad We have taken the top ten questions we are asked (although there are many more) to help international families understand what they need to know about international family law when moving around the globe. Check your relationship is recognised in your ... Read More

The post The little legal checklist for moving abroad appeared first on Expat Child.

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Making moving abroad easier “Do you want to come live and work in Australia?” That was the message from an old colleague appearing on my computer screen one night. At the time, my wife Sharon and I were happily living in New York City. I’ll admit my first reaction was ... Read More

The post Price isn’t everything when it comes to international moving appeared first on Expat Child.

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A complete guide to organising your packing ready to move abroad Launching a new book (my first!) from ExpatChild. Who would have thought the art of packing could turn into a book? Currently available as a PDF download but will soon be available in other formats. How to organise your packing and ... Read More

The post How to plan and pack for your move overseas appeared first on Expat Child.

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The repatriation is completed Sara has been documenting her repatriation to the UK from Canada. Moving back home with her husband and their three children – Janie aged 14, Felix aged 10 and Noah, 8 and the dog hasn’t proved easy. But she’s back and has kindly shared her experience ... Read More

The post Repatriating with family – the big step home appeared first on Expat Child.

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Sending money abroad As an expat, it’s highly likely that at some point you’re going to have to send money overseas, whether it’s a one-off lump sum (such as the proceeds from a house sale) to get you set up, a regular transaction of wages, rent payments and pensions, or ... Read More

The post Transferring money overseas – are you getting the best deal? appeared first on Expat Child.

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Five tips to prepare before your relocation overseas Don’t underestimate the importance of being prepared when you move abroad. If you’re very lucky, you may be moving abroad on a relocation package if you’re transferring for work. Hopefully you’re receiving lots of great advice. You’re probably researching like crazy, but it ... Read More

The post Prepare before you move abroad appeared first on Expat Child.

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Moving abroad with children checklist for you It’s happening! You’re moving abroad with your kids! Now, what to do next…? Don’t panic! ExpatChild has the ideal moving overseas checklist for you to download and use, covering pretty much everything you could think of that you need to do in the run ... Read More

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Negotiating the minefield of teen angst To do this tricky subject even the tiniest bit of  justice we first must consider the question we all ask ourselves at some point, ‘what is a teenager?’ The dictionary says any person between the age of 13 and 19 – but as parents, ... Read More

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When the euphoria wears thin; the 6 month slump When you type ‘6-month slump’ into Google, the first thing you find is lots of information about nursing mums. No doubt a very important and emotive issue – but not the one we’re here to discuss. Dig a little deeper through ... Read More

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The reality of hand luggage – a guide to staying sane Regular air travellers quite often manage to perfect the art of hand luggage and travelling light. I’m getting there after many, many years of practice! But it’s taken some trial and error. The fantasist… As an adult, I’d love ... Read More

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Choosing a nursery, kindergarten or pre-school abroad If you are moving abroad with toddlers / pre-school-age children, you’ll find that helping them adapt is much simpler than moving with older children and teenagers. And, as a bonus, it’s much easier for you to meet new friends when you have little ones. ... Read More

The post How to choose a kindergarten or pre-school overseas appeared first on Expat Child.

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What age do kids start school? A vital tool for expat families who move between countries and schooling. It can be quite a shock for a child who has started school in the UK at aged five to move to somewhere compulsory education doesn’t start until they are seven. This ... Read More

The post School starting ages around the world appeared first on Expat Child.

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As an expat parent, how can I help my child prepare for boarding school? With the difficult decision of deciding which UK school will be right for your child, it is easy to forget that boarding itself will be a new experience for your child. Here are some tips to ... Read More

The post How to prepare your child for boarding school appeared first on Expat Child.

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We don’t like being called a ‘trailing spouse’! Let’s start by getting something off our chest… the term ‘trailing spouse’ might be a recognised one but that doesn’t mean we should like it. When you’re one half of a couple, making the decision to up sticks and move around the ... Read More

The post The trailing spouse and identity appeared first on Expat Child.

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