Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong was quoted in the Straits Times article titled 'Move to stop child abduction by a parent'

Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong was quoted in the Straits Times article titled 'Move to stop child abduction by a parent'
22 Jan 2019

Eversheds Harry Elias Family and Matrimonial Partner Ivan Cheong was quoted in the Straits Times article titled 'Move to stop child abduction by a parent'. The article was first published on 21 January 2019.

Move to stop child abduction by a parent

Below is an excerpt from the article which features comments from Ivan Cheong:

Lawyers The Sunday Times spoke to welcomed the move, saying they have had clients whose former spouses wilfully breached the Stop Order.

Mr Ivan Cheong said: "Given that ICA is responsible for border control and immigration, their assistance is essential in preventing a breach of the Stop Order by a recalcitrant parent."

At least one working day is needed from when the ICA gets the notice to it being able to act on the Stop Order, said Mr Cheong, adding that a parent can apply for a Stop Order for a child under 21 years old.

Mr Cheong said: "Studies show that there is a lasting psychological impact on children who were abducted (by their parent) that last well into their adult life and this also affects their ability to have relationships not just with their parents, but with others."

Full article can be found here. 

Source: Straits Times 
Author: Theresa Tan

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