Are you thinking about moving your children to another city or state? If
you are considering a movie, you will want to carefully consider the relocation
before making plans. If your spouse does not agree with the relocation,
you may need to litigate over the matter in court. This can be expensive
and complicated. If the courts allow your relocation, you may need to
pay exorbitant amount of money in travel fees so that your ex can visit
the children and exercise his or her visitation rights.
Make sure to consider the interests of your children prior to buying that
new home or signing the lease on that new apartment in a different town.
If your children are plugged into a school and have made close friends
in their neighborhood, moving could be devastating, especially in the
midst of a divorce. Also, your children may have a hard time with all
the travelling that is involved in visitation and shared custody after a move.
Also, prior to moving your family, make sure you have a plan. Do you know
where the children will go to school? Who will help to care for the children
when you cannot be there for them? Do you have family in the area to act
as a support system for the kids? Do you have a job in this new location?
If you have planned everything out, you will want to carefully communicate
your plans with the other parent.
Your ex may be willing to help you work through the relocation, or may
be heavily opposed to this arrangement. In some cases, this could turn
into a court battle. You will want to be patient with your ex and explain
why this move is the best thing for your family. Call a Los Angeles divorce
lawyer today if you want more information!