For family law matters in Perth, Western Australia, the best interests of the child are paramount. Parents’ interests may take a backseat to those of the child. What might a court consider when determining what is in the best interests of a child?

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A child’s wishes can hold weight when a court is determining what is in a child’s best interests. In Timms & Payton 2015 FCCA 3324 the child was of an age where wishes could be considered by the court. The father opposed the mother’s proposed relocation. It was held that it would be in the best … Read more

Child Support in Perth and Recovery Orders If your child has not been returned to you after school holiday visits Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators can assist. Recovery orders You may need a recovery order to have your child returned to live with you. A recovery order is a court order from a court such … Read more

A child’s wishes can hold some weight in issues where a court is determining what is in their best interests. They may have an opinion on where they want to live, who they want to live with, how much time they spend with each parent and other important considerations. What are the guidelines for child … Read more

Does a child need their own passport? Every person, including children and babies, must have their own passport in order to travel overseas. Who needs to give consent for a child to obtain a passport? Persons having parental responsibility for the child must give their consent in writing. What is parental responsibility? This is defined … Read more