Following separation, a parent may want to relocate a child to a different suburb, city, state or country. This may be because greater support is available from family and friends in the new location, because there are unique employment or educational opportunities, or because of the parent has formed a new relationship.
The relocation of a child is complex and requires the careful balancing of a child’s best interests. The structure and amount of time that a child spends with each parent will typically change significantly under a relocation proposal. The impact that this may have on the child’s relationship with their parents, and also other family members and friends needs to be examined. The logistics, including costs, of travel to and from a new home, schooling and housing arrangements also need to be planned and reviewed.
As a specialist family law firm, Taussig Cherrie Fildes has extensive experience acting for parents who are seeking to relocate a child and also for parents who wish to oppose a relocation. Regardless of whether or not there are Court proceedings, we draw on extensive case law as well as studies by psychologists and other experts to thoughtfully consider any relocation proposal and guide our clients through to a resolution.