It is important to prepare your Response documents in a professional manner. The judge hearing the matter will not be focussing on who is the better parent but will be looking instead at whether the child has been wrongfully removed to or retained in Australia.
International child abduction is a very specialised area of family law litigation and getting a good outcome for your children depends on knowing what the judge who hears your case will be basing her decision on. Being represented by someone who understands the law in this area will help you direct your case in a way which is most effective for achieving a good outcome for your children.
In the 2017/18 financial year 127 applications were made seeking the return of children to and from Australia under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of international Child Abduction (the Hague Convention).
If you have brought your children to Australia and have received court documents seeking the return of your children to an overseas country or you think that you will receive such documents in the future, this website may be able to assist you.
This firm offers a specialised fixed fee service providing assistance with the preparation of responding documents to Hague Convention applications seeking the return of children from Australia.
If your matter is listed in the Sydney Registry of the Family Court we can also provide court representation up to and including the hearing.
Rosa Saladino, the principal of this firm has over 15 years experience working with Hague Convention matters.
If you need help with this application, or if you have questions, please contact us.