For separated parents with children, custody and visitation is one of the most challenging ongoing issues. A parent often cannot simply leave the state with the child unless the other parent or the court approves the move. There are technical details and legal complications involved with the relocation process that require the help of an experienced Newtown attorney.
Relocating After a Divorce
Most relocation cases come after married parents are divorced. Generally, the limitations regarding relocation are dictated clearly in the divorce decree or settlement document. In other cases, there is no mention about relocation in the divorce agreement at all, leaving open a wider range of possibilities for relocation.
Relocation for Nonmarried Parents
Separated parents face similar restrictions on relocations as divorced parents face. We help unmarried parents in relocation cases.
The Best Interests of the Child
When the court determines whether to approve a petition for relocation, the court evaluates several factors, including:
- Whether there is a legitimate reason for the move
- Whether the move is reasonable in light of the reason for the move
- Whether the move is in the best interests of the child
When considering the best interests of the child, the court will consider the impact the move will have on the parent-child relationship, the location of other family members and many other factors. At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, we help clients work through relocation arrangements.
At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, we can help you through the relocation process, whether you are seeking to relocate or contesting your child’s other parent’s efforts to relocate with the child. We have been representing clients in Fairfield County, New Haven County and the surrounding area of Connecticut since 1990. Contact us to speak with an experienced lawyer about your parental relocation case.
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