Legal Guidance Regarding Parent Relocation And Moveaways
Even after a custody order is signed, either party may face a change of circumstances that requires relocation or a moveaway into another county or another state. Depending on the individual case and specifically how the move will affect the best interests of the child, the court may grant a modification to an original order. At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., our attorneys are experienced with helping clients seek a modification or challenge the relocation of a child.
We pursue aggressive, result-driven strategies to protect your rights and the best interest of your children in relocation modifications and disputes. Contact our attorneys today for a consultation and case evaluation if you are seeking to relocate after divorce.
Looking Out For The Best Interests Of The Child
In considering the best interests of the child, the court will look at the following:
- How the move will affect the life of the child
- How the relocation will affect the relationship between the noncustodial parent and the child
- How the relocation will affect the child’s life including friendships, activities, and involvement in the community
- Whether a financial incentive or other opportunity outweighs any negative outcome of the move
Deciding Whether To Relocate
For many individuals, the decision to relocate after divorce is in the best interests of your family and your children. You may have been offered a better position or want to be closer to a support network. In any case, you want the best situation for your children. If you are considering relocation, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney regarding your rights and options. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your unique and individual needs, developing a strategy to protect your rights and the best interests of your child.
Assisting In Relocation Disputes
If your former spouse has made the decision to relocate after divorce, or wants to move out of state with your child, you do have rights. When your custody agreement will be affected by a moveaway, our attorneys can protect your rights. We will take the necessary steps to ensure that no relocation or child custody modification affects your rights or the best interests of the children. We will strategically handle your case, work with experts where necessary and aggressively dispute another party’s efforts to relocate after a divorce.
Contact Us Today
At The Law Offices of Abbott & Abbott P.C., we take pride in our knowledge of local courts, negotiating and trial skills, clear communication with clients and effectiveness in managing and litigating your case. Call our office in Marietta or Canton, Georgia, for a consultation. We accept all major credit cards.
If your legal custody and parenting agreement no longer fits your family's needs, either parent can seek a modification in Georgia. After the court approves your initial parenting plan, you can request a change in visitation or parenting time once every two years....