When a parent wants to relocate to a place which is far enough away to impact on the time that the other parent spends with a child
challenges can often arise
It is often difficult to strike a balance between the freedom of one parent to move and the right of the child to spend time with both their parents regularly. Achieving both objectives is extremely hard and because of the nature of each of the parents’ proposals there is often little room for compromise.
Judges often find relocation cases difficult to determine as often both parents have valid reasons for their proposals. Often the parent wanting to relocate wishes to do so for work or family related reasons, including moving with a new partner or returning home to access family support.
We have extensive experience in helping parents to navigate the nuanced issues concerning making a proposal to relocate with their children or resist the other parent relocating – both within Australian and internationally.
We have also assisted many parents to negotiate an agreement to relocate without the need to go to Court.