Child Custody Concerns

Post-separation or post-divorce life can be hard, especially if there are children involved. It is not uncommon that the parents are unhappy with the conditions of their shared custody and feel that they have been given less than they deserve. Often times parents will start using the child as their pawn in their own disputes, and that can leave to a myriad of difficult outcomes. One of these is the child being taken away from their home and into another country. However, Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986 cover this matter and protect you and your children from any unforeseen events.

The Regulations recognise who has the rights of custody of the child, and they state that the child should be in custody of a person, institution or other body in Australia, given that it was Australia where the child had habitually resided. More simply, if a child has been removed from Australia without consent of the other parent, and with the intention of having them stay there, Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986 ensure that the child should be taken back.

Withstand Lawyers – Your Ally in Family Law Matters

If you have genuine concerns about your ex-partner intentions when it comes to the residence of your child, contact us as soon as possible to assess your circumstances and suggest the steps to be taken. Withstand Lawyers is one of the most reputable law firm in Sydney, with offices in Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Brisbane. Our team consists of only the best legal specialists who possess both theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to assist you with your matter. We will make sure to break down your situation to you in a way that’s easy to understand, and help you determine the next steps.

Contact us via phone at 1800 644 541, email us at or send an online inquiry and we will arrange a meeting with one of our family law specialists. As a special welcome for our new clients, we offer you free consultation. Book your appointment with Withstand Lawyers today!

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