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What is Relocation and Child Custody Modification?

Posted by brian on August 24, 2018
Image of a map showing relocation from one home to another

In divorce cases, there are times when the parent who has legal custody of a child will want to relocate out of the geographical area that the parties live in. That may or may not be agreed upon. One thing that’s for certain is that they can’t just get up and go. A court order permitting or denying relocation must be entered. The custodial parent who wants to relocate is required to bring an appropriate motion before the court for a hearing. If the non-custodial parent is objecting to the relocation, they can file a written response to the motion to relocate along with a petition for a temporary restraining order to forbid relocation until such time as a full hearing on the issue can be had.

The Controlling Statutes

Section 156.001 of the Texas Family Code and what follows it will apply to any motion to relocate with a child to another geographical area. The statute involves complicated considerations. Whether you’re seeking to relocate and remove one or more children from the geographical area or objecting to a motion to relocate and remove, you’ll want to be represented by a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney at The Jackson Firm in Cedar Park, Texas. Here at The Jackson Firm, we provide personal service along with integrity and respect.

The best interests of your child or children take precedence over anybody else who might be involved in the case, even if you were never married. It doesn’t matter either whether the party who wants to move away has sole custody and control. Contact The Jackson Law Firm in Cedar Park to craft your solution to relocation issues. We’re careful listeners, and you’ll be treated with dignity and respect. You can phone us at 512-645-1501 or use our online contact form.

For more information on our Child Custody Attorney in Cedar Park, please visit our site.

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