Do you share custody of your child (ren) with the other parent, and one of you wants to move out of state and take the child(ren)?
Relocation is often complex, and can be an emotionally draining situation, especially when custody of a child is involved. If either you or the co-parent is considering relocating, navigating the laws surrounding child custody and child support can be difficult.
If your son or daughter is included in a custody order, and you would like to transfer out from the region or state with them, you'll need acceptance from your family court. If your son’s or daughter's other parent is looking to transfer, you may be able to challenge the move in court.
In this tough economic market, a job is among the major factors that may require parents to re-locate. Perhaps you've been provided a job elsewhere. Perhaps your present company desires to move you out-of-state. Or perhaps your present partner must transfer to get work.
Our lawyers will attentively help you with your particular scenario, direct you in getting through the procedure, and make appropriate suggestions for you in any required courtroom proceeding.
Naturally, one-parent’s reasons for moving should be balanced with another parent's desire to spend time with their kid. If you’re worried about your former partner’s plans to relocate, we are able to give you advice on your rights and assist you in pursuing a favourable outcome.
The needs of the child are paramount in this instance, more than the desires of either parent. The child’s needs include the right to have significant contact with both parents and to get the best upbringing both parents supply.
In the event that a primary residential parent doesn’t comply with all the legal demands, but takes the child(ren) out-of-state without the court’s permission, that party may be held in contempt of court and/or charged with kidnapping, and may be ordered to promptly return the child(ren) to the other parent.
There'll generally be several considerations, and it's essential that required processes and requirements are adopted in order to not endanger your rights or the wellbeing of your son or daughter.
As family law experts, we possess the qualifications and necessary information to tackle all custody-related relocation issues.
If you have questions regarding a parent’s move, please get in touch with us at +61 7 5635 0052 to get a free initial consult with one of our dedicated and experienced attorneys.