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QLD Son Wants to Live with Me - What are His Rights?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by shona, 9 July 2015.

  1. shona

    shona Active Member

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    My son is 13 and was 50/50 with father and myself (custody of children). My son wanted to come live with me and has for a few months and is now 13 years old.

    What are my son’s rights under family law in relation to living with one parent of his choice?
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    There are no specific rights that apply to this circumstance, but if the court were to deliberate on this matter, it may give significant weight to the child's opinion about who he wishes to live with.

    It would be best to organise a family dispute resolution conference to discuss this with the father before taking action. Taking action without efforts to reach agreement with the other parent tends to go sour fairly quickly and the court frowns upon it, but Relationships Australia offer child-inclusive conferences so that the child's views can be heard and considered by both parties in discussing current arrangements.

    Hope this helps.
     
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