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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 well-being 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! When you enlist the help of our family law attorney, you will work closely with him during every step of the process.