Are you a divorced parent with child custody looking to relocate with your children? Or a divorced parent looking to challenge the unnecessary relocation of your co-parent with your children? Relocation can pose a stressful dilemma for even the most stable divorced families. Petitioning for a relocation with children—or contesting one—requires vigilant counsel ready to make your voice heard in the courtroom.
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The easiest way to understand the court's stance on relocation is to think of it as a re-evaluation of the custody arrangement. Just as when custody was decided, the best interests are the most important factor in rendering a decision.
Common considerations during relocation petition include:
It's important to understand that even short distance moves by a custodial parent—that presumably wouldn't affect a custody arrangement—need to be approved by the court. If a custodial parent moves without notifying the co-parent or the court, the court is likely to consider it a violation of the custody agreement and may take action to alter the family's custody arrangement.
No matter what side of a relocation petition you might be on, our firm is ready to assist you. Fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our team.