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What if My Children’s Custodial Parent Wants to Move?

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

Your children mean the world to you. You want to spend as much time with them as possible, to see them develop, and to be a family. Unfortunately, when you are separated or divorced, your time with your children becomes limited—especially if you do not have primary physical custody of your children. Unfortunately, it can get worse. One reality of child custody is that life will put parents on divergent paths. For example, single parents get remarried and decide to move or find great job opportunities elsewhere. As you can predict, this often does not go over well with the other parent. Relocation with children can be an incredible source of conflict. If you are facing a custodial parent who wants to relocate with your child, you need to understand …

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Relocation and Custody

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

Relocating a great distance with children is never an easy decision. You are essentially uprooting them from their home, their friends, their activities, and their schools. However, there may be compelling reasons to move, like a job opportunity someplace else, a new marriage, or a desire for a lifestyle change. On top of this, you have to consider the children’s other parent. In fact, child custody arrangements can become highly contested when one parent moves far away. This is because the other parent will very likely see the child less frequently, because both parents may not see eye-to-eye about what is best for the child, and because it can become expensive to make travel arrangements for visits to occur. When No Child Custody Orders Exist It is not entirely uncommon …