Child custody is one facet of family law that can be incredibly difficult for parents and even their kids. When a dispute over the custody of a child arises, there can be a great deal of uncertainty and emotions may run high. Moreover, additional issues that affect some parents, such as parental relocation, can lead to even more questions and challenges for custodial and non-custodial parents. If you are relocating with your child or are worried about your child’s other parent deciding to move, it is important to review all relevant legal considerations and try to maintain your emotions.

For some parents, the thought of a child moving away can be incredibly hard. Following a divorce, some parents decide to go ahead with the move for various reasons, whether they want a fresh start or are relocating for work. Parental relocation can complicate things further from a legal standpoint, which is why custodial parents who wish to move with their children should ensure that all legal requirements have been reviewed prior to the move. Non-custodial parents who feel that their rights have been violated should not remain silent, either.

By going over various legal considerations beforehand, parents may be able to prevent unnecessary confusion and reduce the emotional toll of relocation. For parents on both sides, it is vital to keep strong emotions, which may include anger, depression, and stress, from having a negative impact on the outcome of a case. Browse to our section which covers custody for more information related to parental relocation.