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Lebanon Relocation Lawyer
It is normal for custodial parents to seek out a relocation in the years following a divorce. There are any number of reasons for this: perhaps the parent needs to move to take advantage of a job opportunity, or to go back to school. In some cases, parents may move to be closer to their family, or to provide a safer environment for their children.
Whatever the reason, it is important to remember that there are strict rules governing the relocation of custodial parents and their children. If you are the custodial parent and you wish to move, you must notify the noncustodial parent or obtain court approval in advance. Failure to do so could result in serious consequences.
The family law attorneys at Henry & Beaver, LLP, have extensive experience with relocation issues. Whether you are seeking to relocate your child or you wish to contest a planned move, our attorneys will guide you through the process.
Giving Notice Of A Planned Move
If you are a custodial parent and you are planning a relocation, it is important that you send notice to the other parent well in advance. Send a letter by certified mail at least 60 days before the planned move. This letter should outline all of the relevant details of the move, including the planned date, new address, new phone number, new school district and other information.
It is very important to give notice before a relocation. Failure to do so could lead to protracted legal action, a denial of the move and even the loss of certain custody rights.
Have Your Received A Relocation Notice?
If you have received a relocation notice, it is important that you act quickly. If you object to the planned move, you have only 30 days to file a complaint.
You will need to attend a hearing to determine whether the planned move will violate your visitation rights. This hearing will take a wide range of factors into account, including the reason for the planned move, the developmental needs of the child and the relationship the child has with each parent. Once it has completed its investigation, the court will determine whether to allow or deny the move.
Contact Our Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Law Firm
If you are facing a relocation issue, contact our law firm. We will work tirelessly to resolve your case in a way that suits your interests and those of your family.