Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. In many cases, joint custody is awarded. This can be a great solution in the short term, but problems can arise when one parent needs to move out of the area. Ouren Law is dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. I represent parents in Washington who are seeking permission from a court to move their children.
Each state has its own rules determining the process for moving a child when parents share custody. In some states, a petition must be filed before the move. In other jurisdictions, a court must be notified after the move. No matter where you live, the issue that is most likely to arise is opposition from the child’s other parent. Children are best served when they can have contact with both parents, but this isn’t always possible. I work hard to demonstrate why your move is necessary and in the child’s best interests. Common reasons why custodial parents move include:
It is unrealistic for a court or your child’s other parent to expect you to stay in the same place forever. I strive for an optimal resolution in your relocation case.
Many military parents will need to move repeatedly and leave for months or years at a time on deployments. This can create a host of issues. As a family law attorney, I am proud to help these parents clear up issues associated with moving and to help them regain custody of their children after returning from deployment.