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Visitation & Parental Relocation in the Woodlands, TX

Family law refers to the laws surrounding divorce and child custody. Visitation and parental relocation are aspects of family law that dictate what the parents involved in a custody arrangement are allowed to do and where they are allowed to live. 

When you are sharing custody of a child or multiple children, you don’t have complete freedom to move around as you please. Whether you’re the parent interested in relocating or the other parent who wishes to prevent it, you’ll need a family attorney.

What Do I Do If I Want to Relocate Out of State?

As a parent sharing custody, any request to relocate out of state or in any way that violates the current custody agreement must be approved by the court. You will need an experienced family lawyer to help you file your request with the court system and a hearing will be scheduled. In order for your request to be approved, there must be a clear reason that indicates the move would be necessary or beneficial, such as:

  • Job change or forced relocation by an employer, and only if a comparable job cannot be found in the area. 
  • Moving to be closer to other family members who may be able to assist with the care of the child. 
  • Possible educational benefits.

How Do I Prevent the Other Parent from Relocating?

If the other parent is planning to relocate, with or without the approval of the court, you have a right to attempt to stop them from doing so, whether or not you are the custodial parent. Non-custodial parent rights do factor into the court’s decision. 

Reasons a relocation may not be approved by the family court system:

  • The court believes the motivation behind the parent relocating is to isolate the child from the other parent.
  • The relocation would create a significant hardship for the other parent to maintain the current visitation rights. 
  • The court believes the relocation would have a negative effect on the child’s development. 
  • The move would interrupt meaningful relationships the child may have developed with friends, teachers, or other members of the community where they currently reside.

Non Stop Justice: Parental Relocation & Visitation Lawyer in Texas

If you’re in need of a family lawyer for help with a child custody or parental relocation case in The Woodlands, TX or the surrounding area, the Law Firm of Andrea M. Kolski is here for you. Each state has its own laws about parental relocation and visitation. You need an experienced family lawyer who knows the state laws and local court system well. Andrea M. Kolski is that lawyer who will fight for your rights. 

Call (832) 381-3430 today to schedule a consultation or contact us. In custodial cases, time is of the essence, so contact our law firm as soon as possible. 

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