Child Relocation Perth – Parenting Order

May 1, 2017 – at 1:08 pm – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

Parenting orders fall under child relocation.  Relocation of a child may involve separating a child from people they live, spend time, or communicate with. In the Family Court of Western Australia parenting orders made under the Family Law Act influence whether a child can be relocated.

Child Relocation Perth and Whom a Child Lives With

A child is not to be removed, failed or refused to be delivered or returned to the care of a person they live with under a parenting order. In exercising or performing powers, duties or responsibilities under a parenting order a person is not to be interfered with.

Child Relocation Perth and Whom a Child Spends Time With

A person may not hinder or prevent a person and a child from spending time or benefiting from spending time together under a parenting order.

Child Relocation Perth and Whom a Child Communicates With

A child shall be able to communicate in accordance with a parenting order with a person subject to that parenting order without interference.

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.