Relocation Issues and Cross-Jurisdictional Matters

Lavan’s Family Lawyers are able to assist and advise clients in dealing with family law relocation issues, including negotiations regarding relocation, living arrangements, contact and child support.
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Relocation Issues and Cross-Jurisdictional Matters

As international and interstate relationships become more common, and society becomes more mobile, family law relocation issues involving the relocation of parents and children after the breakdown of a relationship are becoming more prevalent. 

Lavan’s Family Lawyers are able to assist and advise clients in dealing with family law relocation issues, including negotiations or litigation regarding relocation and associated family law issues of residence (living arrangements), contact (what time the child spends with a parent) and child support.

Where appropriate our family law relocation services include:

  • Taking urgent steps to prevent the removal of a child from the State or country.
  • Preventing the issue of a passport for a child where there is a risk of abduction.
  • Liaison with the Federal Police to prevent international abduction.

If there is a fear that one party may remove the child from the other, or if the child has actually been removed, an urgent Order can be obtained from the Family Court of Western Australia to prevent the child from being taken away, to have the child returned or to locate the child.  This is important if there is a possibility that the child may be taken overseas. 

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