When a custodial parent wishes to relocate with a child, the move can pose problems for the already challenging child custody situation, and it can force a child to have a long distance relationship with the other parent. Even though such a move may be in the child's best interests, a relocation dispute may arise based on the effect such a move would have on custody and visitation.
At the Collins Family Law Group, we understand the urgency and sensitivity of child relocation cases, and our Charlotte divorce attorneys work tirelessly to advocate for our clients, and to help them pursue the outcome they so desire.
Why hire the Collins Family Law Group?
If the parent with primary physical custody wishes to relocate because of a new job opportunity, a new spouse, to be closer to family, or just to get a fresh start, that parent must petition the court for permission. This is because the increased distance between the parents will make it more difficult for the noncustodial parent to continue frequent and meaningful visitation.
The court will consider the following factors when deciding if the relocation is in the best interests of the child:
The court will consider any positive and negative effects that the move would have on the child's life. The court will either approve such a relocation and adjust the visitation schedule accordingly, it will deny it, or it will modify the custody order by naming the other parent as the primary custodian.
Whether you are seeking to move away with your child, or if you are the noncustodial parent who is opposing such a move, it is in your best interests to be represented by Collins Family Law Group. The outcome of a relocation case can have long-lasting effects on your child, and your relationship with him or her. You do not want to leave anything to chance.
Contact our office to schedule a consultation with our compassionate, yet highly knowledgeable attorney.