The phrase “best interests of the child” is one you will hear often. It’s a well-meaning statement but can ring hollow depending on the situation, especially if you face the added pressure and complexity of dealing with an uncooperative partner or someone suffering from mental health issues such as depression or narcissism; drugs and alcoholism.
The impact of separation on children is well documented. In times of high stress and anxiety this impact can be incredibly difficult to grasp, often because the insight required to put the children first may be clouded by fear, panic or mental health issues.
The right experience, advice and counsel can make an enormous difference when negotiating and mapping out child custody arrangements – to secure your child’s emotional, psychological and potentially physical wellbeing over their journey through to adulthood.
If you are thinking of relocating with your children interstate or overseas, specialist legal advice is essential.
Sorting through these situations is not straight forward and requires the balancing of your needs against the needs of the children and their right to have a meaningful relationship with the other parent. We have acted in many child custody and relocation matters and are confident in advocating to achieve the best outcomes.