Madonna has been granted permission to end the legal action over the custody of her 15-year-old son, Rocco.
The singer is in dispute with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie over where the teenager should live.
The case moved from New York to London earlier this year, but Madonna later asked to withdraw her application and bring English proceedings to a close.
The pop star told the judge she wanted to “heal the wounds” opened in the dispute.
Mr Justice MacDonald ruled on Monday the English proceedings could be halted.
Rocco had lived with Madonna since her divorce from Guy Ritchie in 2008 – but he abruptly left his mother while on tour late last year.
He since moved in with his father in London and enrolled in school. Madonna had accused Ritchie of “illegally retaining” the teenager.
The case will now return to New York.
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