Preparing For Relocation
Life constantly brings new opportunities and changes. Many factors can prompt a decision to move or relocate with your children. Perhaps you have a new job opportunity in another city or state. Perhaps you were promoted or assigned to a new office location. Perhaps you simply want to live closer to family.
When a child custody order is in place, relocating is not as simple as packing up and moving. Important legal considerations must first be resolved, particularly if you intend to move out of state. Moves across state borders require prior court permission. Even moves within the state require modification of the custody order and parenting time arrangement. Mediation may also become necessary if disputes arise.
Accomplish Your Goals With The Help Of An Experienced Advocate
If you are seeking to relocate your child — or if you are opposed to the other parent’s proposed relocation — it is vital to seek professional legal counsel. A qualified family law attorney can help you navigate the legal proceedings and accomplish your goals.
At Marvin Law Office, L.L.C., in Anoka County, our lawyer handles child relocation cases for parents seeking to move as well as those opposing the proposed relocation. We also assist clients seeking emergency custody orders. Our founding lawyer, Joseph E. Marvin, has more than 30 years of experience handling all types of family law cases. He understands the legal nuances in this constantly evolving field.
How Are Relocation Cases Decided?
Recent changes in Minnesota law make it difficult to relocate children out of state, particularly if the other parent does not consent to the move. In determining whether to grant permission, the court will consider whether the move is in the best interests of the children. The judge will take into account a number of factors, including:
- The child’s involvement with siblings, relatives and other important people
- The age of the child
- The impact of the move on the child’s educational and social development
- Which parent is the child’s primary caregiver
- The existing parenting time arrangement
- Financial and logistical constraints
- The child’s preference, if he or she is old enough
- The parent’s reasons for seeking or opposing the move
Our attorney can be a strong advocate for you. He is an experienced trial attorney and a skilled negotiator. He understands how to present a compelling case.
Contact Our Anoka Custody Modification Attorney
Get experienced legal guidance during consultation with attorney Joe Marvin. Based in downtown Anoka, Minnesota, we represent clients throughout the county, including Andover, Blaine and Lino Lakes.