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Navigating the Parental Relocation Process
For a divorced or separated parent, it is not uncommon for a job or another opportunity to draw them to another state. When this happens, however, child custody and visitation can quickly become complicated. When considering parental relocation, it is critical that an individual has a full understanding of what it may entail.
Our firm can help you makes sense of this process. At Ballinger Law Firm, our attorneys can work with you on either side of a parental relocation matter. We have an extensive background in aiding clients in the Charleston and Mount Pleasant areas, and we can assist you as well.
What is Needed for a Court Approval?
Deciding to relocate with a child is a major decision. Because of how a potential move from a noncustodial parent can impact a child’s life, a court must approve a relocation outside of the state of South Carolina. When making a determination, a court will make the following considerations:
- What are the advantages of a move?
- How will visitation for the noncustodial parent be affected?
- Is relocation a positive move for the child’s well-being?
- Was the decision to relocate made after careful deliberation?
Parental relocation can be a sensitive issue. Regardless of which side you fall on with regard to a potential move, it is critical that you consult with a family law attorney who will help you protect what is important to you. At our firm, we take a compassionate approach to helping our divorced and separated clients as they confront complex legal matters.