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Child Abduction:

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Child abduction refers to an instance where one parent has taken the child to a place unknown to the other parent and/or without the permission of the other parent. The abduction can be international or local. You should seek legal advice immediately if you have the slightest suspicion that this is happening to your child or children. Our Family Lawyers and Children Lawyers at Navado Lawyers & Solicitors have a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in child abduction matters.

International Child Abduction

You must move quickly if you are dealing with international child abduction. There are a number of precautions that can be taken to prevent your child from being taken out of Australia. You can make an application to the Court for an Airport Watchlist Order. The order will enable the Australian Federal Police to place the child’s name on the airport and ports watchlists. This means that if your child’s name comes up at customs, officials may prohibit the child from leaving Australia.

There is also the Hague Convention. This Convention is an agreement between certain countries that seeks to allow a mechanism for the return of an abducted child to a country where the child normally lives. To determine if the Convention applies, you will need to know which country your child has been abducted to. You should obtain urgent legal advice in a case of international child abduction. Book your free consultation with one of our expert Family Lawyers and Children Lawyers. Navado Family Lawyers have advised upon and acted in Family Law Hague convention matters.

Local Child Abduction

Taking a child without the other parent’s knowledge and/or consent to a location within Australia can be distressing. Our Family Lawyers and Children Lawyers can advise and assist you during such difficult situations. There are a number of legal processes and remedies available. For example, you can apply for a location order to ascertain where exactly your child has been taken. The court can even order individuals and government departments to disclose anything they may be in knowledge of in relation to the location of your child. Come and see one of our Family Lawyers today. Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone on (02) 9233 4048 or email us at info@navado.com.au for further assistance. For a complete list of our branch offices, click our "Locations" tab.

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