In the aftermath of a separation or divorce, the decision to relocate, either interstate or overseas, can become a significant point of contention, especially when children are involved. We’re are specialists in managing the complexities of relocation cases, ensuring that our clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their unique situations.

Navigating relocation matters

Relocation cases require careful legal navigation due to their potential impact on parenting arrangements and the child's relationship with both parents. Whether you are considering moving for a new job opportunity, to be closer to family, or for a fresh start, it's crucial to understand the legal implications and the need for proper negotiation and agreement with your former partner.

Our approach to relocation

Our team at Parker Coles Curtis adopts a strategic approach to relocation matters, which includes:

  • Understanding your situation: We start by gaining a deep understanding of your reasons for relocation and how it will benefit your family's well-being.
  • Expert negotiation: We prioritise negotiation to reach an amicable agreement that supports your child's best interests while also considering your rights and needs.
  • Legal representation: If an agreement cannot be reached, our team is prepared to represent you in court, presenting a compelling case for your relocation based on thorough evidence and legal precedent.

Success in relocation matters

Our firm has a distinguished record of assisting clients with both interstate and international relocations. We've successfully negotiated favourable outcomes that allow for relocation while maintaining the child's relationship with both parents through comprehensive parenting plans. Our expertise in this area ensures that your case is handled with the sensitivity and strategic planning it deserves.


What factors do courts consider in relocation cases?

Courts consider various factors, including the reason for the relocation, its impact on the child's relationship with both parents, and how the move aligns with the child's best interests.

Can I relocate with my child without the other parent's consent?

Relocating without the other parent's consent or a court order can have serious legal implications. It's essential to seek legal advice to explore your options and the proper procedures.

How can I increase my chances of a successful relocation case?

Demonstrating that the relocation is in the child's best interests and that a reasonable parenting plan has been proposed to maintain the child's relationship with the non-relocating parent are key factors.

Why work with us?

  • Specialised expertise: our firm's focused expertise in family law, particularly in relocation matters, ensures that you receive knowledgeable and effective representation.
  • Proven track record: our history of successful outcomes in both interstate and international relocation cases provides our clients with the confidence and assurance they need.
  • Client-centred service: we are committed to understanding and addressing your unique needs, supporting you through every step of the process.

Planning for relocation

If you are contemplating relocation and facing the challenges it entails, we’re here to guide and support you. Our goal is to help you navigate this complex legal landscape, ensuring that your rights are protected, and your family's future is secure. Contact us to discuss how we can assist in achieving a successful outcome for your relocation case.

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