In our previous blog post, we discussed how child custody orders can impact a custodial parent’s ability to move out of state. That is an area that is very confusing for many people because we live in a country that is said to be free, but for some people the inability for an adult to move is somewhat confusing.
The issue here is that the child’s right to have a relationship with both parents is important. If the move is actually in the child’s best interests, the court wouldn’t have a problem with the move. If there are some issues about the motive behind the move or if the move isn’t in the child’s best interests, then the court might not approve the move.
We know that it is very important for you to be able to assert your position on the move. If you are the parent who wants to move, you might not want think about being stopped. If you aren’t the parent who isn’t moving, you might not want your child pulled away from you. This is a very sensitive child custody issue because of having to balance the needs of one parent and the best interests of the child.
In either case, we can help you learn about the options that you have for dealing with issue. If you aren’t opposed to the move or if it is inevitable, we can also help you to come up with a child custody agreement that includes information about how you and your child will communicate and other important points that must be included in a long-distance parenting situation.