Child’s Best Interests – Child Relocation Perth

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The Child’s Best Interests

Before allowing for child relocation in Perth, the Family Court of Western Australia considers the child’s best interests. The primary considerations are whether the child will benefit from having a meaningful relationship with each parent and whether the child needs to be protected from being subjected or exposed to physical or psychological harm, abuse, neglect or family violence.

The Child’s Best Interests – Relationships

The Court considers the child’s opinion, varying with the child’s maturity and level of understanding, the nature of the child’s relationship with each of the child’s parents and other persons. The parents may also present fulfilled obligations to the child and decision making about major long-term issues regarding the child and time spent with the child.

The Child’s Best Interests – Finances and culture

The Court considers the child’s parents and any other persons’ capacity to provide for the needs of the child, the maturity, sex, lifestyle and cultural heritage of the child and of either of the child’s parents and any other characteristics that the court thinks are relevant.

Child Relocation Matters with Regard to a Child’s Best Interests

It is important to note that this is not legal advice. We, therefore, recommend you seek specific legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth child relocation lawyers if you need assistance with your child relocation matter. You are invited to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker.

Prior to you 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 appointment with our Perth divorce lawyers.

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