Following the immense stress of a divorce, it is not uncommon for a recently divorced spouse to want to relocate to a new area. While this can be a desirable means for a parent to begin a new life, relocation can introduce several complications regarding child custody arrangements and visitation schedules, requiring court approval. If you are involved in a parental relocation dispute with your former spouse, a Killeen family law attorney from Barbara A. Weaver Attorney at Law can protect your rights to your children in court.
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A judge’s initial custody order can oftentimes restrict a parent from moving outside of a specific area. Parents cannot legally pick up and leave with their child without first seeking court approval. While court ordered custody and visitation arrangements are enforceable by law, they are by no means permanent. If a parent wishes to move away with their child, the courts may approve a modification to an existing arrangement if they are able to meet certain requirements.
A parent must have some sort of compelling reason to move, such as:
If the courts suspect that a parent is looking to move simply to harm the child’s relationship with the other parent, the courts will deny the request for modification. A family lawyer from Barbara A. Waver Attorney at Law can examine your custody arrangement and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue. We represent both moving parents and non-custodial parents who wish to keep their children in their lives. No matter how complex your situation may be, our family lawyers are prepared to stand by your side.
Our founding attorney, Barbara A. Weaver, can use her experience as a former Killeen judge to give you the edge in the courtroom and maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your case. We understand how precious your children are, and we are prepared to do everything we can to make sure that you maintain an active presence in their lives. You have a say in how your family operates – make sure your voice is heard!
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