RELOCATION OF CHILDREN
A child with an ongoing bond and relationship with a parent should have their time with each parent preserved as much as possible in light of each family's changing circumstances.
A parent who wishes to disrupt the child’s relationship with the other parent by moving is, therefore, the subject of specific rules under the Family Law Act, and is often the subject of emotionally charged court proceedings. The Family Law Act sets out that the parent wishing to relocate must provide advance notice to the other parent before the move. The other parent has a short window of time to supply written objections. A Court hearing is often necessary to determine whether the child will be allowed to move.
This difficult issue requires a prompt, and sometimes urgent legal response, and quick access to legal advice. Call us for your free consultation.