RELOCATION AFTER DIVORCE
How can a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer help me?
Once a couple has gone through all of the complications involved in a divorce,
it may seem like smooth sailing from here on out. Once all the paperwork
has been filed, custody determined and
visitation scheduled, life seemingly gets back to normal. That is until the need
for relocation comes up.
Due to circumstances that are often out of a parent's control, one
parent may need to relocate, which can cause problems with an existing
child custody agreement. When this situation occurs, tempers can flare quickly as each
parent fights for what he or she feels is best for themselves and the
children involved. If you have child custody and have found it necessary
to move, or if you are a parent whose ex-spouse it planning to move with
your child, it is time to speak with an attorney to learn your rights.
Beau Layfield has worked with many families in this situation and understand
the compassion needed for this sensitive matter.
HOW DIVORCE CAN AFFECT RELOCATING
Life is great at throwing unexpected curveballs, and you find yourself
in a situation where relocating is necessary for the wellbeing of you
and your child. A better job offer or other opportunity may come your
way and force you to make some very difficult decisions. Though it is
not your intention to hurt your ex-spouse, sometimes choosing the right
course of action for your future can indeed cause hardship for someone else.
Any custodial parent with either sole or joint custody that wishes to move
with a child the subject of a custody agreement must first give notice
to the non-custodial parent. In addition, the custodial parent must obtain
the non-custodial parent's written permission to move with the child.
If the non-custodial parent refuses to give permission, the custodial
parent can then file a petition with the court. Relocation is hard on
everyone involved and all parties will want the issue resolved quickly
and smoothly. If you have a competent lawyer on your side, it can make
all the difference.
Contact Baton Rouge divorce attorney Beau Layfield to discuss your relocation case today!