Perhaps you want to move away with your child. You may be considering out-of-state relocation or even international relocation. Perhaps your former spouse has brought up the idea of relocating with your child, but you would prefer to keep your child close to where you live. No matter what your situation is, you should speak with the child relocation lawyers at the Heller & Heller law firm in Coral Springs.
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As attorneys who have helped many families through child relocation issues, we know that there are many reasons for moving. There may be a job transfer request or a new job with excellent opportunities for the parent. The custodial parent may be remarrying someone in another city or state that requires the family to move, or there may be extended family issues that make relocation necessary.
Even if both parents agree to the move, the relocating parent needs to file a notice of intent to relocate with the court. The court’s orders need to be changed to make the move legal. It should be documented to protect your rights as well. The noncustodial parent could decide later that the move was not a good idea and there would be no legal documentation of the court’s approval. This would be problematic.
There is no meeting in the middle when it comes to disputes over relocation. If you are the noncustodial parent and the custodial parent wants to move your child a long distance, you have the right to object and it is important to file your objection quickly. If you are the custodial parent and the noncustodial parent wants to prevent your move, you have options.
Before the judge hears the case, the parents must go to mediation to try to work out an agreement. Is this move in the best interest of your child? Will the noncustodial parent be able to maintain a close relationship with the child? What will travel and other expenses be? These are only a few of the questions that need to be addressed prior to the parent and child relocating.
If you want a child relocation lawyer who is easy to talk to, who plans a legal strategy based on your objectives, and who is sincerely concerned about getting you results, we look forward to talking with you. Contact us today to learn about your rights when it comes to child relocation.
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