What Happens If You Want To Move Away?

Child custody agreements and orders are made based on the facts that exist at the time of trial. Even when parents try to anticipate what the future will hold, unexpected circumstances may make it necessary for a parent to relocate. The advice of an experienced family law attorney is crucial if the move is opposed.

At Laura Dale & Associates, P.C., we have extensive experience when it comes to interstate moves and intercontinental relocation cases. With offices in Houston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States, the capital of the world refinery market, a major medical center and U.S. port, our population is diverse and mobile, and it is the source of our vast experience in this area of the law.

Elements Of A Relocation Case

Under Texas statutes and case law, a judge may consider many issues when it comes to trying a relocation case. Among other facts, the judge may consider:

  • The reason for the move
  • The distance the moving parent proposes to move
  • The relationship between the child and the parents
  • Whether the move is in the best interest of the child

Each of these cases is extremely fact-intense and requires an experienced litigation team to effectively present the case. Whether you are asking the court to allow you to relocate, or asking the court to deny the relocation request, choose your legal team carefully. An ineffective representation may mean that you will spend many hours traveling to see your child, or it could mean that you will not be able to accept a job that would allow you to better provide for your family.

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