After the divorce, one of the parents may be transferred for this job, or, simply, because they want a change. Divorce decrees and parenting plans may serve the needs of children and parents at the time the agreements are drafted, but they cannot predict the future. The parental relocation may happen years after the divorce, but the child is still spending time living with both parents.
The attorneys of Neal Ashmore have handled the modifications of hundreds of post-judgment decrees, including parental relocation cases involving:
- Military families
- A parent’s new job in another location
- A parent’s desire to live near family members in another locale
- A parent’s need to attend school in another city or state
- A child’s education or medical needs
Our lawyers work both with relocating parents and with parents who urgently wish to prevent a relocation of their children with the other parent.
By determining the parent’s motivation for moving, determining whether the move is voluntary or involuntary and questioning the likely effects on the child or children, we have succeeded in accomplishing the legal goals of numerous parents involved in parental relocation disputes.
If one of the parents is in the military, then relocation is a regular occurrence. Moving from base to base across the country and around the world makes it a challenge for the military parent to maintain relationships with his or her children. If you are in the military or the spouse of one who is and you need help with any aspect of child custody, reach out to Neal Ashmore for help. We are proud to help military families achieve their goals, and we have had success representing clients in a number of relocation cases.
We are honest and open with each client; if you wish to move but it seems unlikely that a judge would allow it, we will say so. Managing expectations is crucial in emotional situations involving custody, and our clients appreciate our transparent approach and sensitivity to their needs.