Child Relocation Perth

August 12, 2014 – at 3:41 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Child Relocation and Mobility Child Relocation Perth

Child relocation is when a parent wants to change the location of where a child lives. If this change limits the access of other family members, you may need family law advice.

In Australia, the court considers the best interests of the child. Preserving relationships is an important part of a child’s development. It is important to keep this in mind.


Child Relocation Perth – Relocation in Australia

Relocation cases are very complex. The top courts in Australia have carefully considered relocation cases. There is no section on relocation in the Family Law Act.

Relocation is a very difficult subject. If you intend to relocate it is important that you get legal advice. The effect of losing a case can be severe. You should ensure the advice comes from someone with a lot of experience.


Child Relocation Perth – How to Relocate

One way of relocating is by reaching an agreement. However, negotiation with former partners can be tough. This is relevant when trying to relocate. If you cannot agree, you can apply to a court for orders. The court may not grant permission. The court will consider the best interests and welfare of the children.

You should ensure that an agreement or orders are in place before you move. If you move without this, a court may require you to return. This can be stressful and expensive.

This not legal advice. If you plan to relocate you need to seek proper legal counsel.


Child Relocation Perth – Bodekers Family Lawyers and Mediators

At Bodekers we have acted for and assisted many parents with child relocation. Many of these cases have been either interstate or international.

Shannon Bodeker’s special interest is child relocation. She completed her Honours thesis in this area. In 1998 she engaged in the landmark High Court case AMS v AIF; AIF v AMS (1999) FLC 92-852.  Her thesis was cited by His Honour Justice Kirby in that case.

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