There are many reasons parents seek to relocate with their children. Job opportunities arise in other locations. People want to be closer to their family after a divorce. Relocating is no simple matter, however, when a child custody order is in place. If you wish to move out of state or even a considerable distance within Texas, you will need the agreement of the child's other parent or court approval.
At The Law Office of James Giries, I can help you understand Texas' parental relocation laws and how they apply to your situation. Whether you are seeking to relocate or you are trying to stop a relocation that will threaten your parental rights, I can provide you with the experienced advice and advocacy you need.
I handle a broad range of family law issues for clients in Collin County and throughout surrounding Texas communities.
Courts consider many factors when deciding on parental relocation issues. The overriding concern in these cases is protecting the best interests of the children involved. Questions that may come up in the course of seeking permission to relocate include:
- Is the move necessary or merely the preference of the parent?
- How will the move affect the child's relationship with the noncustodial parent?
- Who will pay for travel costs if visitation is to occur over broad geographic distances?
Having handled many relocation cases, I can help you understand how judges are likely to rule in your matter. These cases can be quite complex and contentious, but an experienced lawyer can provide you with the advice and representation you need to obtain a favorable outcome.
If you need to talk to a family law attorney about parental relocation or other child custody issues, I am here for you. Contact my law office online or by telephone to arrange your initial consultation.