Relocation and Move Away

The terms relocation and move away refer to one parent moving away from the other parent and wishing to amend the custody order to take the child with them. The court has many factors to consider to determining whether or not the move is in the best interests of the child.

To decide, the court will look at what type of custody each parent has. For example, if a parent has sole physical custody, the other parent must prove to the court that the move would be harmful to their relationship with the child. Alternatively, if the child’s parents share joint custody of the child, the parent seeking to take the child must prove that the relocation is in the best interests of the child.

Move-away cases can be exceptionally complicated and demand sound legal advice.

If you are a parent who wishes to relocate to another state, or a parent who opposes your child’s relocation to another state, contact our office today to set up a consultation to discuss your rights and options.

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