WHAT IS A RELOCATION?
Although not many people are familiar with the term, this is a real issue that can affect many parents around Australia. We understand as relocation when the parent in charge of the children moves them to a new address where contact arrangements and time that they are supposed to spend with the other parent are more difficult to fulfil. It is worth noting that a relocation may mean that the other parent will have to travel a greater distance, interstate and even overseas in some cases to be able to see his or her children. Considering the large territory that Australia has, this may increase travel times a lot and affect week schedules importantly.
The problem is deeper than that. In big cities, such as Melbourne and Sydney, even moves in the same city can be considered a critical issue since they can easily mean 50 kilometres of distance at least and traffic can turn it into a 2 or 3 hours’ journey.