Me and my ex separated when my son was 2 years old. I have maintained 50% carer since then. However, just over a year ago, my ex moved over an hour away to live with her new partner, and held the expectation that when my Son starts school next year it would be with her. She expected my care to be lowered to 3 days per fortnight rather than 7. I immediately pushed for a relocation order. She refused to mediate after making very false accusations that I had anger issues. We were referred to complete a family review. The end result was the family review officer making recommendations to the court that my Ex relocate back so that shared care could continue. Initially, my ex agreed to return, but just before signing final consent orders, she has changed her mind and is refusing. My family law lawyer says all I can do now is go to a 3 days trial, which is likely to cost me around $30,000. Money I will very much struggle to obtain. My concern is that my lawyer gets paid either way. Would I be going to trial and spending $30,000, only to have a judge not agree to have my ex turned around? Does anybody have any similar experiences? I've done nothing wrong in our relationship, and have had nothing but my son's best interests throughout his life. I'm extremely close to my son and this was also indicated by the family review report. The thought of not being involved heavily in my sons life is too much to bear.