Helping Parents And Children Through Difficult Transitions
Divorce is a time of transition for many families, particularly those involving children. At least one parent is likely to have a new home, and new arrangements must be made to determine when the children will spend time with either parent.
As such, a frequent point of conflict is when a parent decides to relocate out of the area and wants to take their child with them. If you or your ex-spouse is planning to move out of the area, the lawyers at Angela Faye Brown & Associates can help you protect your relationship with your child. One of our dedicated custody attorneys can determine what evidence is needed to either support or fight this move and protect the well-being of your children in the process.
What Factors Impact A Court’s Decision In A Relocation Petition?
When a court makes any decision involving the well-being of a child, it must consider the child’s best interests. Therefore, when one parent petitions to move with their child, they must consider how this relocation may impact the child and their relationship with their other parent. Some of the factors that a court may consider in a relocation case include:
- The potential for a parent to provide greater financial stability for the family
- Whether the children and the family will have a sufficient support system when they relocate
- The relationships the child has with both parents
- The reason the petitioning party wishes to move
- If the petitioning party is attempting to alienate the other parent from seeing their child
- Whether the child’s needs can be met in this new location
- How a move may impact child support and the amount of time that the child spends in each home
How Can A Lawyer Help With A Relocation Case?
When it comes to determining the best interests of your child, the court will consider a number of factors. This includes which parent the child will primarily reside with and a regular visitation schedule that provides the noncustodial parent with ample opportunity to raise and spend time with the child. These decisions often become more complex when one parent plans to relocate. An attorney in Houston can assist a parent in creating a document that handles all these issues seamlessly so that both parents are clear about their responsibilities and their parenting time in the event of relocation.
It is important to remember that a parenting agreement is not a “forever” type of document. The child’s needs will grow and change, as will the circumstances of their parents. An attorney can also assist with modifying existing parenting plans to reflect the changes that need to be made in the event of one parent moving with their child.
Additionally, our attorneys also have experience assisting noncustodial parents in opposing relocations in which they will not have consistent access to their children.
Contact One Of Our Experienced Attorneys Today
Our experienced lawyers at Angela Faye Brown & Associates hold the belief that the best decisions for your family are made on grounds of knowledge and education. Clients are taken through all phases of this process and provided with the information they need to make informed choices.
Whether you are planning to relocate as soon as your divorce is final or you have been divorced for years and are now seeking new work or life adventures outside the area, a member of our legal team can help make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible for your children. Contact Angela Faye Brown & Associates in Houston today for more information. Call us at 281-975-0307 or send an email through our online contact form.