Understanding Parental Relocation Amid Existing Alabama Child Custody Orders
When a divorced parent wishes to relocate, an immediate thought is about how the move will affect their children. If the is something that has turned from an idea into a real plan, the parent wishing to relocate must first inform the other parent of the plans.
If both parents agree, then you may begin the court process to ensure that this is legally recognized.
These are the following factors that must be considered before granting the relocation request:
- The child’s preferences
- The child’s age and needs
- The child’s relationship with the parents and relatives
- The child’s existing roots within the current community
- The advantages/disadvantages of moving to a new location
- The child’s educational, health care and social needs
- The reason for the relocation
- The impact on the relocation to the other parent
An Experienced Attorney Ready To Protect Your Interests
At the Gossman Law Firm, LLC, in Birmingham, family law lawyer Richelle Gossman knows that relocation cases are not simply and many are often contentious.
The courts will scrutinize a relocation case heavily and will need compelling reasons why the move should be granted. Weighing the factors above, it must be in the best interest of the children involved. For instance, a parent who has physical custody simply cannot request relocation because he or she wants to move away from the other parent. A job transfer or issues of domestic violence are more likely reasons to grant the request.
With 15+ years of experience, Richelle has resolved many family law matters involving parental relocation or contested child custody matters. She has extensive courtroom experience, has tried many cases, and won.
Talk To Family Law Attorney Richelle Gossman Today
If you have additional questions about your parental relocation situation and would like to get answers, you are welcome to contact Richelle at her Birmingham family law office today to schedule a consult. She can speak with you about your situation and help you decide your next steps. Call 205-498-7455 today to set up an appointment with her for a free, no obligation consultation. Payment plans available for complex circumstances.
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