This is covered by legal aid

Legal aid does not necessarily cover all your expenses and should not be confused with free legal aid.

Legal aid only covers expenses not covered by other schemes etc.

Expenses that will normally be covered in full or in part

  • Translation and, under certain circumstances, legalisation of relevant documents for use in the abduction case
  • Legal assistance in Denmark or the country to which the child has been abducted
  • Travel expenses relating to court hearings abroad
  • Travel expenses for your abducted child and expenses for the escort’s journey
  • Mediation with a view to return of the child
  • Travel expenses in connection with mediation
  • Enforcement of a decision for the return of the child
  • Legal expenses you are ordered by a court abroad to pay to the other party.

Expenses that will normally not be covered

  • Custody proceedings, including applications for temporary custody. If Denmark does not cooperate under the conventions with the country in question, legal aid may be granted in certain cases based on an assessment of the concrete case
  • Access proceedings and access costs in general
  • Travel expenses that are generally not connected with legal proceedings or the like
  • Any work performed by your lawyer in connection with the application for legal aid
  • Expenses for criminal proceedings
  • Expenses for cases concerning a residence permit in Denmark
  • Expenses for translation of documents for use for applying for free legal aid abroad
  • Other expenses that are not necessary in connection with the return proceedings.