A recovery order is a Court order authorising  and directing either the parent who removed the child/ren from the  resident parent to return the child/ren or authorising and directing the  Police, to recover and return the child to a parent or a person whom has parental responsibility for the child.

Applications for Recovery Orders can be made and heard on an urgent basis. If there is a risk that the child could be taken overseas, then provisions can be  made in  the application which seeks to; prevent the issue of or surrendering of the child’s passport, as well as, placing the child on the airport watchlist.

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