As American society becomes more and more mobile, many families must face the task of deciding what to do when one parent wants to move out of state with the children. Parents need to comply with the law if they plan to take a child out of state. At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., we work with parents to help them achieve their goals while complying with the law and ensuring that their actions are in the child’s best interests.
ATTORNEY HELPING YOU WITH YOUR PARENTAL RELOCATION CONCERNS
Before moving with a child out of state, you will need to file a relocation petition with the court or obtaining permission in writing from the other parent. Some factors that courts usually consider in a relocation case include:
Availability of continuing contact with the other parent
Reasons for the move
Reasons why someone wants to restrict the move
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO MOVE
Consult a lawyer before relocating your child out of the state of Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Relocating with your child without permission from the court can have significant ramifications. You may need to revise the original child custody agreement and parenting plan. Our attorneys can assist you in filing a petition for relocation with the court. It is best to plan as soon as possible and it can take time.
EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS BEFORE YOUR CHILD MOVES AWAY
Discovering that your child’s other parent is planning to move with your child out of state can be a very distressing experience. Our custody relocation attorneys are prepared to take steps to protect your right to be near your child.