Refusal to return child:
My daughter couldn't get onto this site, hence I'm doing the "talking for her". I think it may be something to do with the iPhone as there are times where I can only access this site from a laptop, occasionally from my iPad. I often get "site unavailable" on my iPhone / iPad.
Malady, that was exactly my response. The solicitor has now been advised that Legal Aid are acting on my daughters behalf.
SPCA, your insight has been extremely helpful. The local courts are advising to go through Legal Aid / Family Relationship Centres, and the nearest Circuit Law Judge is about 3 hours away by car. I agree with your sense of urgency, I really can't see why Legal Aid are not taking the same view but they have told my daughter that they can't proceed any faster, it has to go through mediation then court and there is apparently a waiting list.
Once again I thank you all for your assistance.