Sometimes, career considerations, family issues or other factors will make it so a parent has a desire to move to another city, another state or even another country. If a parent is divorced or separated from the mother/father of their children, a relocation can give rise to important and complex legal matters. In such situations, what will generally need to occur is a modification of the child custody arrangement that is currently in place, as a parent moving to a new location can have many custody/visitation implications.
One of the factors Texas courts will generally look at when considering a child custody modification in relation to a planned relocation of a parent is how far the relocation will put the parent away from the other parent. What the geographical distance is between the two parents' residences can impact what guidelines the court will use when it comes to the issue of child visitation.
As this example illustrates, details can be very important and impactful in relocation-related child custody modification matters.
Under any circumstances, moving from one place to another can be very stressful. There are a lot of different things you have to take care of when moving. Thus, one could easily see how a person who is preparing for a move could feel very nervous and overwhelmed in relocation-related child custody modification proceedings. You may be worried that you will not be able to keep all the details and steps straight during these proceedings, given everything you have on your plate, and that this could result in you not getting as much time, post-relocation, with your kids as you should.
Thankfully, there is help that parents can turn to when it comes to such proceedings. They can have a family law attorney provide them with guidance.
Parents in relocation-related child custody modification matters are one of the many types of family law clients our firm can represent. When it comes to any child custody matter, we put a strong focus on protecting a client's parental rights and the best interests of their child and keeping clients well-informed as to what they can expect under Texas law.
To learn more about the sorts of services our firm provides or child custody as it relates to parental relocation, pay a visit to our relocation page.