Relocation With a Child
During a divorce, parents have to make a plan for the circumstances that exist at the time of the divorce. This plan can include child support, child custody, and visitation schedules. However, circumstances change and the parenting plan may have to change as well. In order to do so, the parents will have to handle this matter in court. The court will have to determine if moving out of state is in the best interest of the child. The court will take many factors into consideration to make this decision.
Some of these factors include the relationship between the noncustodial parent and child, the impact on the child’s academic and social life, and the potential to maintain a relationship with that parent. In addition, the parent will have to have a valid reason for moving. These reasons may include changes in employment, financial situation, family circumstances, and more. The court wants to make sure the noncustodial parent won’t be alienated and can still see their child. Perhaps the noncustodial parent can request to spend summers or certain holidays with the child to make sure they can still have a meaningful relationship.
If you have questions about relocating out of state with your child, contact an experienced family law attorney who can provide you with assistance.
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