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Coutts offers expert legal representation for individuals dealing with Child Recovery Orders. Our dedicated team includes an Accredited Family Law Specialist who is highly experienced in handling the intricacies of Family Law cases. We understand the sensitivity and complexity of Family Law matters, and we are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of our clients with compassion and precision.

Luisa Gaetani

Luisa Gaetani
Partner & Accredited Family Law Specialist

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Recovery Orders and Urgent Applications

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 who 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.

How can Coutts help?

If you are facing a situation where your child has been unlawfully removed, seek immediate legal assistance. Contact Coutts Family Law team today to discuss your options and pursue the necessary steps to ensure the safe recovery of your child.

What to Expect with Coutts Lawyers

Step 1: Initial Contact

Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person. Briefly describe your matter.

Step 2: Consultation Appointment

Schedule and attend a meeting with a Coutts lawyer to discuss the specifics of your matter and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Information & Legal Advice

Share all related documents and information. Your lawyer will review everything, clarify aspects as needed, and then advise on the best action course.

Step 4: Action Plan Development

Based on the advice, an appropriate action plan will be formulated. This may involve communication, documentation processes, or further legal steps.

Step 5: Implementation

Execute the action plan, addressing a range of legal scenarios as necessary.

Step 6: Resolution & Closure

Navigate towards a resolution, with the path determined by the nature of the matter. Your Lawyer will outline any final actions or considerations.

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Introducing Luisa

Your Compassionate Lawyer

Meet Luisa, a Partner at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers, and an Accredited Family Law specialist. Luisa is the head of our esteemed Family Law team. Boasting over a decade of expertise, Luisa blends sensitivity with practicality, forging deep connections and trust with her clients. Her reputation as a foremost authority in Criminal and Family law is well-deserved.

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Child Recovery Orders FAQ’s

A recovery order is a court directive that either mandates the parent who has removed the child to return them or authorises the police to do so. It’s used when a child has been unlawfully taken away from the parent who has custody, ensuring the child’s safe return.

Applications for recovery orders can be made and processed urgently, especially when there’s a risk of the child being taken overseas. Immediate legal intervention is crucial to expedite the child’s safe return.

Yes, if there’s a risk of international abduction, a recovery order can include provisions preventing the issue or surrendering of the child’s passport and can place the child on the airport watch list to avoid unlawful removal from the country.

If your child has been unlawfully removed, it’s critical to seek immediate legal assistance. Swift action can help in the issuance of recovery orders, ensuring the safe and prompt return of your child to the rightful custodian.

Absolutely, a recovery order not only mandates the return of the child but also authorises and directs the police to recover and return the child to the parent or person with parental responsibility, ensuring enforcement of the order.

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