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Relocation | Collins Family Law

Child Custody Relocation

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 effects such a move could have on custody and visitation.

At the Collins Family Law Group, we understand the urgency and sensitivity of child relocation cases. Our Charlotte child custody relocation attorneys work tirelessly to advocate for our clients, and to help them pursue the outcome they so desire.
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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 requirement exists 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:

  • How the proposed move would improve the child’s quality of life.
  • The motives of the custodial parent seeking the move.
  • The likelihood that a realistic visitation schedule will be established so that it will preserve and foster the parental relationship with the noncustodial parent.
  • The child’s existing relationship with the noncustodial parent, and the frequency of contact.
  • The child’s ties to their school, church, extended family members, and the community as a whole.
  • The reasons for the noncustodial parent’s resistance to the move.
  • The effects the relocation would have on visitation.

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.

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Call a Charlotte Parental Relocation Lawyer

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 a Collins Family Law Group child custody relocation attorney. 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.

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When you feel ready to begin working with a parental relocation lawyer, the passionate team at Collins Family Law Group will be there to guide you. We will discuss your unique circumstances and provide the best possible legal guidance in order to achieve your desired outcome.

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  • We protect mothers and fathers’ rights equally.
  • We always strive for amicable solutions first.
  • We are our clients’ greatest legal advocates.
  • Our objective is to exceed each client’s expectations.
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
  • NCDRC – Certified Superior Court Mediator in North Carolina.

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