Relocation is a big decision for a family, and it can have a major impact on child custody arrangements. If you're considering a move, it's important to understand how the relocation will affect your child custody situation. The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress can help you navigate the complexities of child custody when relocation is involved.
Understand Your Custody ArrangementBefore you consider relocation, it's important to understand your current child custody arrangement. This includes the type of custody you have (joint, sole, physical, and legal custody) and the details of your visitation schedule. You'll also want to review your current custody order and make sure you understand all the details. If you're not sure what your custody arrangement is, it's best to consult a family law attorney.
Consider the Impact of Relocation On Your Custody ArrangementRelocation can have a significant impact on your custody arrangement. Depending on the distance of the move, it may be necessary to modify the visitation schedule or modify the custody arrangement entirely. If you're the custodial parent, it's important to consider the impact of the move on your child's relationship with the other parent. If you're a non-custodial parent, you'll need to consider how the move will affect your visitation rights.
Discuss the Relocation with Your Ex-PartnerIf possible, it's best to discuss the relocation with your ex-partner before you make any decisions. This will give you a chance to explain your reasons for the move and to negotiate a new custody arrangement. If you can't come to an agreement, you may need to file a motion to modify the custody order.
Seek Legal AdviceRelocating with a child can be a complex situation, so it's important to seek legal advice. The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress can help you understand your rights and the potential impact of the move on your child custody arrangement. We can also help you negotiate a new custody arrangement or file a motion to modify the custody order.
Prepare for the Move
Once you've consulted an attorney and negotiated a new custody arrangement, it's important to prepare for the move. Make sure you have all the necessary documents for the move, such as school records and medical records. You should also make sure to update your address with the court and your ex-partner.
Relocation can be a difficult decision, especially when it affects your child custody arrangement. It's important to understand the potential impact of the move and to consult a family law attorney. The Law Offices of Mark M. Childress can help you understand your rights and negotiate a new custody arrangement. We can also help you file a motion to modify the custody order if necessary. Contact us today to learn more!