Interstate Issues / Relocation
In today's society, once a divorce is finalized one of the parents may move away for a new job, a fresh start or because of a remarriage. This can create all types of interstate child custody issues, especially if child relocation is a factor. These cases require a family law attorney who has extensive knowledge of the law and who can also negotiate proficiently among all the involved parties.
Throughout Texas and the rest of the country, people seek out The Alsandor Law Firm because our attorney, Cheryl Alsandor is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist takes a strategic approach when handling cases involving parent or child relocation. She is skilled at handling the legal technicalities of these interstate issue situations as well as helping preserve sensitive family relationships.
If you have questions or need qualified counsel concerning child relocation petitions, please do not hesitate to contact our Houston office to arrange a consultation today.
Often times, people need to be very careful when they are picking what jurisdiction, or which state's law will govern a child relocation petition. If one parent resides in one state and another parent resides in a different state, there may be a question about what state has the authority to hear the case and render a decision. Attorney Alsandor can help you determine which venue will be appropriate as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each arena, using the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and other applicable legislation.Child Relocation Considerations
In Texas, the court will consider how to appropriately allocate visitation to the parent who is relocating without the child or if a parent is seeking to relocate with the child. The overall concern is that the visitation is commensurate with preserving the parent's relationship with the child. If a parent is relocating without the child, we can help petition for a modification to a possession order, which is the agreement that speaks to visitation, access and time.
When granting a child relocation request, the court will also consider:
- What is in the best interest of the child
- The child's preference
- The benefit of the relocation for the child, including access to better schooling, medical care, extended family
- The amount of contact with the relocating parent
Contact The Alsandor Law Firm today to speak with our knowledgeable family law attorney if you have relocation, move-away or interstate custody issues.