It is often considered a great privilege when parents can provide for their children the ability to travel internationally. This may be for the purpose of holidays, education, or to visit family overseas – amongst other things.
However unfortunately, the ability to travel overseas also sometimes will bring with it the risk that a parent (or other care giver) may attempt to take a child outside of Australia without consent of the other parent.
If you fear that your child may be taken outside of Australia without your consent, the expert Family Law Team at Sanicki Lawyers can assist you to ensure this doesn’t happen, including by way of an urgent Application to the Court if necessary.
These urgent Court Applications are known as Airport Watch List Applications because they involve the Court making an Order that a child cannot exit Australia through any seaport or airport without the Australian Federal Police (AFP) being informed and preventing the child’s departure.
If you are concerned that your child may be taken outside of Australia without your consent, don’t delay – contact Stephanie Hope, Senior Associate and Head of Family Law – at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 03 9510 9888 today to discuss what can be done to prevent this from happening.