Sugar Land Relocation Attorney
Legal Assistance for Relocation Requests
Moving when you have children is a big decision for any family, but for divorced families, the circumstances are even more sensitive. There are added implications about the children’s upbringing that must be considered not only by the parents, but also by the court. No matter what side of the relocation request you might be on, it is critical that you have effective counsel by your side to look out for your child's best interests and your role as caregiver.
If you are dealing with a relocation issue, the Audu Law Firm can help. As a compassionate and results-driven Sugar Land relocation attorney, Lilian Audu is well-versed in handling relocation matters. Whether you are petitioning for a relocation or protesting one, Attorney Audu can help you fight for your goals. She takes an attentive and thorough approach to ensure that your resolution is tailored to you and your family's specific needs.
How Relocation Works
When finalizing a divorce, the court assumes that the custodial parent will stay in their current residence (or general geographic area) for the foreseeable future. If a move is necessary — either in-state or out-of-state — they must file a notice with the court before taking action. They must also give the non-custodial parent 60 days’ notice of the proposed relocation.
It is during this period that the non-custodial parent can choose to protest the relocation. If they do, a hearing will be set, and the judge will determine if the proposed destination constitutes a "material and substantial changes in circumstances." Like all custody matters, the best interests of the child will be a priority in this determination.
At a relocation hearing, the court will consider:
- The reasons for the proposed relocation
- How the proposed relocation will affect parenting time
- The child's long-term access to extended family
- The child's ties to his or her current community
- Any other relevant factors
Whether you are a custodial parent who needs to file for relocation or a non-custodial parent who needs to fight one in the courtroom, the Audu Law Firm can help. Sugar Land relocation attorney Lilian Audu is ready to hear your story and start taking decisive action toward reaching your relocation goals.
Call the Audu Law Firm at (832) 789-8442 today.
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