My partner and I are in the process of undergoing a separation and live in the NT. I would like to move back to NSW (where I'm originally from and my family are) but know that my ex is not happy about it and is willing to fight me over it. Its not a decision I have taken lightly, however I think my reasons are honourable. Firstly, I purely can not afford to stay in the city I'm in as the expenses are far too high. Moving to NSW will be much better financially, as well as more family support, better schooling and greater opportunities for my son. My son is almost two years old. Can my ex or the family law courts force me to stay here, or is likely that the courts will allow me to leave? I know it would be a downfall that my son wouldn't see his father as much, but at least he would have two happy rather than sad and angry parents and I legitimately can't afford to stay here. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, if we would need to go to court over it, how long would the process normally take?