Relocation can create difficult issues for child custody arrangements. If you are planning to move or your ex-spouse, it’s vital for you to consult with an experienced attorney before the move occurs. Relocation can either be a seamless modification to the current child custody arrangement or a new battleground in a difficult family relationship. Because relocation can affect a noncustodial parent’s access to the child (or children), it’s important to reach a mutual arrangement in the child’s best interests.
Failure to meet certain procedural requirements before the relocation can result in a change in your custody rights and even criminal charges. Alternatively, if you are a noncustodial parent who is faced with the relocation of your child, you must seek immediate legal representation. Time will be of the essence to secure and protect your parenting rights.
Contact Reppucci & Roeder to learn what you can do to protect your visitation access and parenting rights, even during the upheaval caused by a move.