Need legal advice about child abduction
We are able to assist you in navigating the legal process to recover a child should they have been wrongfully removed from their State or Country of residence.
Such legal process may consist of seeking Recovery Orders from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Family Court of Australia or lodging an Application with the Central Authority pursuant to the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction.
In circumstances where a child has been wrongfully removed from Australia, that is without the consent of the other parent, or a child from overseas has been wrongfully retained in Australia, we can provide advice regarding a parent’s rights and obligations pursuant to the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986, whether a parent is the parent with whom the child is living or the parent who is seeking the return of the child.
We can assist in helping you understand parental child abduction laws
If your former spouse has taken your child out of Australia without your consent, you should call our Gold Coast office. You will be able to discuss your situation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team of lawyers during a free 15-minute telephone consultation. In this confidential session, the lawyer will take the time to understand your situation and advise you on your rights and your best next course of action. We are also able to assist in seeking Orders from the Court preventing a Child from being removed from the Country should such concerns be held.