What Does “Habitually Resident” Mean?

May 17, 2016 – at 2:30 am – by Bodekers Family Lawyers

In Kapur v Kapur (1984) Fam LR (Eng) 920, Justice Bush concluded that it should be given it’s ordinary meaning in the sense that “habitually” means ‘settled practice’ or ‘usually’. He said it should be given the same meaning as “ordinary residence”, “a voluntary residence, with a degree of settled purpose”. Child relocation 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 and has High Court experience in child relocation. 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 child relocation Email our Legal Practitioner Director, Shannon Bodeker at info@bodekers.com.au, for your complimentary pre-read and first appointment at a reduced rate.