Recovery Order Applications

“In deciding whether to make a recovery order in relation to a child, a court must regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.”

It is difficult to say what the court will decide is in a child’s best interests, but the Act provides some considerations which can be made.

The process may involve the court looking at the pro’s and con’s of relocating the child versus not relocating them and ruling in favour of their best interests.

Child relocation matters can be complex. We therefore recommend you seek early legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years and has High Court experience in child relocation.

Prior to your first appointment, you may send us an email, fax or similar, outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be read on a complimentary basis prior to your first family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.

Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding child relocation.

Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.