Parental Relocation in a Divorce Case
Obtaining Legal Consent for Relocation After Divorce
When the custodial parent wishes to relocate following a divorce, they
are not permitted to do so without either the consent of the other parent
or the court. If you wish to move a long distance with your children,
enlist the help of The Karenko Law Firm PLLC, as there are specific procedures
you must follow in order to pursue relocation.
What are your options?
Once you have decided you wish to relocate beyond the standard restriction
or any specifically imposed by your settlement agreement, you must send
written notice to the other parent at least 60 days before you move. The
other parent is given an opportunity to respond and if the relocation
is contested, the case proceeds to mediation and, if still unresolved, to trial.
As with any
family law matter, the court will consider the best interests of the children as
the primary guiding factor. The involvement of the non-custodial parent
in raising the children and in their lives will also be taken into account,
along with whether or not
child support is paid. The relocating parent must submit a detailed plan for time-sharing
that will support the relationship of the children with the other parent.
Relocation disputes can be very hard to settle, as both parents have legitimate
wishes to achieve different outcomes. I, Attorney Karenko, have a successful
record of assisting parents to achieve the outcome they desire and am
dedicated to serving you and the best interests of your children.