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Post-Divorce Relocations

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Among the several difficult points that can arise during divorce proceedings, relocation of the parent with custodial rights to the child or children is a very contentious one. In order to maintain contact between the children and their parents, judges can go so far as to forbid a parent from moving so the other parent can keep regular contact.

If you need help with a relocation, call our Nashville divorce lawyers for help today.

Martin Sir & Associates provides the insight and representation you need when you are facing a divorce or other family law issue. Attorney Martin Sir is an experienced and highly-regarded lawyer who has earned a Superb rating from Avvo and as won the Clients’ Choice Award for Avvo in Divorce for 2012 and 2014. We work hard to help you through this difficult time while upholding your rights at all times.

How can a relocation happen?

Parents with visitation rights may need to take action to prevent the other parent from moving such as petitioning for custody or a modification. Judges can even require the custodial parent who moves to cover the expenses of the other parent when they visit or allow for to allow for a longer summer vacation to be spent with the parent who has visitation rights.

When deciding on a relocation case, courts decide on three factors:

  • Whether or not access will be maintained for the parent without custodial rights
  • Exceptional circumstances
  • The best interest of the child

Exceptional circumstances include any reason the custodial parent is required to move such as a financial or health situation. Common reasons like getting re-married or getting a job promotion usually do not count.

In general, the courts will strive to uphold the best interests of the child when deciding a relocation case which is typically determined by observing the child’s relationship with either parent, the parent’s relationship with one another, and the child’s proximity to other relatives.

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The skilled Nashville divorce attorneys at our firm can come alongside you and counsel you through any matter related to relocation. We have the experience to obtain a favorable outcome for your case and fight for your rights as a parent no matter what the details of your case.

Call us today to schedule an evaluation to discuss your family law issue!


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