Effect of a Location Order

Location orders fall under child relocation. When a child is relocated the Family Court of Western Australia may make a location order to find the child. It involves a person or appropriate authority of the Commonwealth being legally required to provide information about the child’s location.

Child Relocation Perth and Applying for a Location Order

A location order may be applied for by a person with parental responsibility of or lives, spends time or communicates with a child in accordance with a parenting order. A grandparent of the child or other person concerned with the care, welfare or development of the child may also apply.

Child Relocation Perth and Responding to a Location Order

A person or appropriate authority of the Commonwealth referred to in a location order is to provide the information sought as soon as practicable, or as soon as practicable after obtained.

Child Relocation Perth and Limiting Disclosure

A person or appropriate authority of the Commonwealth is not to disclose information provided to the Court except when specifically permitted by the Family Law Act.

Family law matters 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 Child Relocation Perth lawyers if you need assistance interpreting how the Family Law Act affects you. You are invited to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director Shannon Bodeker.

Shannon’s special interest is child relocation and she completed her Honours thesis “The Freedom of Movement of Residential Parents (and others) subsequent to the Family Law Reform Act 1995 (Cth)” in this area. In 1998 she was involved in the landmark High Court case AMS v AIF; AIF v AMS (1999). Her thesis was cited by His Honour Justice Kirby in that case.

Prior to you first appointment, you may send us an email outlining your situation in as much detail as you like. This information will be pre-read on a complimentary basis prior to your first appointment at a reduced rate with our Child Relocation Perth lawyers.