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Helping Parents With Relocation Concerns

As a divorced parent, you are constantly torn between living your own life with your child and sharing your child with your former spouse. You may wish to relocate to be closer to your own family or have been living in Minnesota during the marriage but are looking to return to your home state. When a parent wishes to relocate away from his or her child following a divorce, issues surrounding child custody can get especially complex.

It can be very difficult, emotionally and procedurally, to move away with your child if your spouse has been very involved in the child’s life. At Dwire Law Offices, in Lakeville, Minnesota, we can help you work out the procedures and arguments necessary for an agreeable solution. Our attorney has decades of experience representing parents in the Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee areas.

What The Courts Use To Make Their Decision About Parental Relocation Requests

Courts can be reluctant to change agreements if they have been successful. Unfortunately, the parent petitioning the court for a change in child custody due to relocation has the job of persuading the court that the change is in the child’s best interest. The court can consider many factors before making its decision on whether or not to alter the child custody agreement. These can include:

  • If the child has any siblings and the relationship with those siblings
  • Whether or not the relocation would impact the child’s educational development
  • How easy it will be to maintain the relationship between the child and the noncustodial parent
  • If the move will improve the child’s quality of life
  • What kinds of reasons the opposing parent presents to the court

Looking To Contest A Parental Relocation Request?

If you are a parent looking to stop your former spouse from altering a child custody agreement to favor his or her relocation, our legal team at Dwire Law Offices can help. Our experience with divorce law gives us a unique perspective on how the court makes its decisions regarding child custody. We understand the information and arguments that can achieve a favorable result for you.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

To speak with an experienced family law attorney, contact our Rice, Dakota and Scott counties law offices today. We offer a free initial consultation and personalized service to assist your family with their family law needs. To schedule your consultation, call us at 866-442-9693 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with us.