Relocation Attorneys in Fort Worth
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After settling on a custody arrangement, many parents realize that they wish to make a substantial move – and bring their child along. Of course, this will undoubtedly affect the other parent and can lead to contentious disputes.
At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we offer sound legal representation and strong advocacy to clients in relocation cases. Whether you are seeking court approval to relocate out of state or you wish to prevent the other parent of your child from doing so, our Fort Worth relocation attorneys can help.
Give us a call at (817) 497-8148 to discuss your situation with our team during a free consultation.
Texas Laws Regarding Parental Relocation & Child Custody
In Texas, if there are no pre-existing legal prohibitions, it may be possible for a custodial parent to move out of the state with his or her child. However, the other parent may need to provide consent before the move can be made. Additionally, both parents will likely have to agree on a revised visitation schedule with a judge’s approval. Courts will consider a variety of factors before deciding whether to allow the move if the noncustodial parent objects.
If a child is to be moved out of state, a court may reject the move on those grounds alone. This may be true even if the child is being moved just beyond state lines. Another factor may be how far the child is being moved. For instance, if the child is being moved less than 100 miles, the move may be allowed.
Assuming there was no prior consent to move the child, the custodial parent may need to inform the other parent about the move in writing before leaving. The notice period is typically between 30 to 90 days before the move. If the custodial parent objects and there are no existing orders that establish a geographical restriction, the move may be allowed. However, this move must be proven to be in good faith. Examples of good faith include moving to an area with a lower cost of living or moving to take a new job.
Retain a Trusted Family Lawyer
Parents involved in disputes about relocation and child custody should retain an attorney they can trust. Our team at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC may be able to help you reach an amicable resolution. We can help you create a visitation schedule that both parents and a judge will sign off on.
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Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need.
Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.
At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.
Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.