Stacks family lawyers are able to provide legal assistance to you in circumstances involving relocation of parents - where this will impact child custody arrangements – and advise on passport applications and child abduction.
It is very important to seek legal advice promptly if your former partner is endeavouring to, or has relocated your child without your permission, either temporarily or permanently, and it affects your child custody arrangements. The family law courts can intervene where a parent relocates with a child, as this can impact on the child having a substantial relationship with one parent.
Children may not be taken overseas without the consent of both parents or a court order. Both parents must sign a passport application for children, or give consent for a child to travel overseas if the child already has a passport. If you are concerned about your child being taken overseas without your permission, you should seek legal advice immediately.
Situations involving child relocation can be very distressing for both parents and children. Stacks will assist you to resolve relocation disputes so that your relationship with your children is not unduly affected. We will always attempt to assist you to resolve any disputes involving children without the need for litigation.