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QLD Breach of Family Court Orders - Why Can't Authorities Remove Child?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Private Please, 29 August 2016.

  1. Private Please

    Private Please Active Member

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    Where a parent violates the orders as set out in family court orders for access, why can't the authorities remove the child and return to the primary carer immediately?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    I assume you're talking about state police?

    Because parenting orders are a federal matter, over which state police do not have jurisdiction. Likewise, federal police do not have jurisdiction unless explicitly granted powers to remove a child by the Court.

    Parenting matters are civil issues, not criminal. It's in a child's best interests to have limited exposure to police where the contravention is a civil matter, not a criminal one.
     
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  3. Private Please

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    Thank you, I really appreciate the clarification, that makes sense. Yes, I am talking about state police.

    So a recovery order is really the only option to recover the child when the said parent violates the terms of the agreement.

    I am not one of the parent's and I'm just trying to understand what each of them are telling me.
     

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