During divorce proceedings, child custody arrangements are made to decide on how much time the children will spend with each parent. These arrangements must be made to reflect the newly separated lives of the parents. Later on in life, a parent may try to move to another place with their child. However, they may be challenged by the other parent. If your former spouse is trying to relocate with your child, this can become frustrating for you. You may not want your child to move far away. You may already be struggling with the concept of not seeing your child every day due to joint custody or how much your arrangement allows you to see your child. Child custody can cause issues even after the divorce process has ended due to the changing lives of parents. Parents want to be involved in their child’s life as much as possible. If you are faced with a situation where the relocation of your child is possible, you can take action to prevent this from happening.
How do courts handle these cases?
The court system will try to protect the well-being of the child in these cases. Judges will decide on child relocation cases for parents. They will take many factors into account to decide what the best outcome for the child would be. A relocation can have a big impact on a child’s life. If the judge believes it may be a negative impact, the court may decide against the relocation of the child. A child can be affected by a new environment in many ways. It can have an effect on their health, education and so much more.
Whether a parent has sole custody or not, a court can become involved if you decide to take legal action against your former spouse to prevent your child’s relocation. The system believes that children should still have an open form of communication with a parent that does not have custody to allow for possible rehabilitation of their relationship in the future. Visitation rights allow for this situation. When a parent wants to take the child to a different area, this may disrupt the visitation rights of the other parent. With this in mind, the court may not allow such a thing to occur.
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