Often, divorced parent custody arrangements work well when both parents live nearby.
But what happens when one parent would like to relocate with the child to a different city?
Relocation can be difficult, especially when one parent needs to transfer to another city or state for a job. Moreover, relocation trials can be one of the most complex types of custody disputes.
If the relocation a parent is seeking is less than 50 miles from the current home, the move is permitted under state law.
However, the story is quite different if the intended relocation is over 50 miles from the current location. In these cases, courts are forced to weigh the benefits of relocation versus many other factors including the disruption to visitation rights of the noncustodial parent.
There are many different permutations of parental and child relocation depending on the type of custody, the reasons for moving, whether or not both parents agree or disagree on the relocation, family relationships, the age of the child, and how the move will affect the child and both parents. Here are a few of the most common cases:
If you are involved in a relocation dispute, our experienced attorneys can guide you through this process. Our compassionate attorneys provide private complementary consultations. For more information, contact us at Troy Legal, (561) 910-4570.
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