When marriage breakdown occurs children and their parents must adapt to new circumstances. Sometimes the resident parent thinks that it would be a good idea for them, personally, to start life anew in another city – or even in another country.
When a parent wants to move overseas and take the children to live there with them – what approach should a court take? The difficult question of international relocation is considered by courts in many countries every week.
The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the current Australian position and to make some comments generally pertaining to the international relocation of children.
Written by FEDERAL MAGISTRATE PAUL HOWARD FEDERAL MAGISTRATES COURT OF AUSTRALIA BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.