Jeremy Forrest, the teacher who ran away to France with 15-year-old Megan Stammers, will appear in a Bordeaux court today to face extradition proceedings.
Forrest, 30, will not contest being extradited back to the UK so that he can be "closer to the one he loves", according to his French lawyer, Daniel Lalanne.
Lalanne added: "We have discussed how he feels about being taken back to Britain and he will not contest it."
Forrest and Stammers were apprehended on Friday after Forrest desperately attempted to find employment in bars across Bordeaux. The couple had only 10 euros between them when found.
Stammers is currently back in the UK with her family and is being interviewed by police.
Forrest has been imprisoned in a high-security French jail on suspicion of child abduction since Friday.
Lalanne described Forrest's emotions since being caught: "This is a story only about love... It is as old as the world [and] I believe it will never end.
"In his head he has done nothing wrong except fall in love with a 15-year-old. There has been no violence, abuse or manoeuvre of any kind.
"Mr Forrest is very upset that his love story has been brought to such a brutal end."
The extradition will most likely be approved and Forrest could be in the UK within 24 hours of the hearing.