Family Law – Location, Location, Location or Relocation

Relocation agreements are one of the hardest family matters to resolve without emotional angst.  As the end of the year comes closer cities such as Townsville experience a large amount of relocation matters.

If moving is going to limit the time your child/ren live with or spend with a parent or another significant person in their lives, a court may not give permission. Accordingly, the Family Law Court of Australia recommends that in the first instance “If your child/ren primarily lives with you and you need to relocate, you should first try to talk to the other party.”

If a relocation agreement cannot be made you can gain assistance from our experienced family law team to prepare a parenting plan that will consider the best interest and welfare of the child/ren. 

Don’t hop on that big jet plane without the consent of the other party, as the court may order the return of the child/ren until an agreement can be reached.  This also is relevant for holiday and overseas travel arrangements. If traveling for holidays always be sure to provide a full itinerary including contact number for relatives and hotels.

If you have further questions or need assistance to with a relocation agreement or parenting plan, please contact CBC Lawyers in Townsville & Ayr. 

Our Townsville Office is located at 150 Walker Street, Townsville City, across from the Family Law Courts. Our Burdekin Office is now open Monday to Friday and is located at 16 Munro Street, Ayr.

We do offer a free 30 minute consultation.  Please call to make a booking.