Children have both the right to have a meaningful relationship with each parent and the right not to be harmed.
The court may need to weigh these rights against each other when deciding whether to order one parent to return the child to the other.
The Family Law Act 1975 provides that where these two rights conflict, the court is to give greater weight to the need to protect the child from harm.
Children’s matters can be very complex. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice from one of our very experienced Perth family lawyers. We invite you to discuss your particular matter with our Legal Practitioner Director, Ms. Shannon Bodeker, who has been working in family law for over 20 years.
Prior to your 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 family law appointment. We get to know you and your family law matter before we meet.
Please note this is not family law advice. It is important to seek advice specific to your circumstances. We are very experienced Perth family law solicitors and can provide you with the very best legal advice regarding children’s matters.
Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at firstname.lastname@example.org, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.