Child Relocation in Perth – Pre-action Procedures – Perth Family Law

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When considering child relocation in Perth parents need to apply to the Family Court of Western Australia for variation of the current Orders that will consider the necessary changes to time the other parent will require to spend time with the child if the proposed relocation is approved.

Achieving Child Relocation in Perth

A parent attempting to relocate a child will refer to the facts in the material and the law to show that the current position of the children will be enhanced or maintained by the relocation. They must validate that the relocation will be in the best interests of the child, the positive effect of the relocation and consideration of the competing claims between the relocation and the current situation.

Opposing Child Relocation in Perth

A parent attempting to oppose a relocation will present the advantages of the present situation and simultaneously demonstrating the potential and real disadvantages of the relocation. Refer to the strength of the current relationships and the child’s inherent positives, the uncertainty of the proposed new arrangements, the loss of time and the expected effect of that loss of time and the dislocation from the child’s current friends, schools and extended family.

Child relocation matters in Perth can be very complex. 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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