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Parental relocation after a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 28, 2017 | Child Custody

Have you gone through the divorce process in the past? Do you have at least one child with your former spouse? If so, you know that this has changed your life in many ways.

At some point, you may find that you want to relocate with your child. In some cases, this means moving to an entirely new state.

While you may think you have the right to do this, such as if you’ve accepted a new job, it’s not as cut and dry as it seems. Instead, as the relocating parent, you are required to obtain the court’s permission.

Note: In some cases, you can simply enter into a written agreement with your former spouse. If this person agrees to your move, you don’t need to seek the court’s permission.

Since it’s always possible that the other parent could contest your move, such as because they think it will impact their relationship with the child, you need to understand your legal rights.

At our law firm, we can help you understand the factors that will impact the court’s decision. Over the years, we have helped many parents relocate with a minor child, even when the other parent is against the move.

You don’t want to do anything that is against the law, which is why you should learn more about your rights in regards to relocation. By collecting the right information, you can make informed decisions as to the steps you need to take. As a result, you will hopefully find yourself in position to move forward with your relocation plans.