Work With An Attorney When Moving Your Child Out Of State
After a divorce, many situations can make an out-of-state move a viable option for custodial parents. The opportunity to be closer to extended family or better jobs with increased salaries are just some of the common reasons that make divorced and single parents seek such a move.
On the other hand, parents remaining in Georgia who do not want to see their children moved far away also have legitimate concerns. No matter which side of the situation a person is on, working with an attorney who understands how to navigate this complex issue is imperative.
How Relocation Is Handled In Georgia
In Georgia, when children reach the age of 14, they can indicate which parent they prefer to live with. When a potential relocation is on the table, a series of other factors are also involved. Judges will review the reason that relocation is being requested, as well as:
- The noncustodial parent’s role in the child’s life and the impact on the child of the lost time with the noncustodial parent
- The duration and frequency of visits with the noncustodial parent after the move
- The child’s current involvement in school and in social and extra-curricular activities
- The cost and impact on children of travel to and from the noncustodial parent
- The ages and emotional capacities of the children involved
At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., we can help you sort through all of the issues relating to parental relocations with children.
Helping Parents When They Need It Most
The emotional challenges in a proposed relocation are tough enough, but the additional legal ramifications require strong, compassionate legal help. Great care is needed to protect what is right and in the best interests of the children. The involvement of a family lawyer is critical to ensure nothing is overlooked.