Possible Considerations for Relocation by the Court

The court will make a decision based on the child’s best interests.

The interests that may be affected by relocation could include: 
• Ability to spend time with the other parent.
• The school which they attend.
• Any extracurricular activities they participate in.
• Their friends and extended family.
• Having a stable day to day routine.
• Any court orders already in place.
The court may also consider:
• The parent’s status as primary caregiver.
• The child’s age.
• The child’s wishes.
• The cost and convenience for either parent in facilitating spending time with their child.

This is not an exhaustive list and the court may consider many other aspects relevant to the child’s interests when deciding to allow relocation with a child. Considerations are made on a case by case basis.

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 info@bodekers.com.au, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.