For divorced parents, the matter of relocating is not a simple matter. In order to move to a different city, you must either obtain permission from the other parent, or obtain a court order. If you share custody with your ex-spouse and you or your ex is seeking to move away, it is important to protect your rights. The attorneys at the Law Office of Smith & Horwitz have extensive experience handling child custody relocation issues for clients throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
As co-chair of the Custody Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Elaine Smith devotes significant time to reviewing new child custody laws and helping other attorneys understand them. There are new laws in place that affect relocation requests. At our law firm, we stay up to date of all legislation changes to give our clients the best chance at obtaining a favorable resolution in court.
Relocation and Child Custody
In most cases, the courts favor both parents playing a meaningful role in the child’s life after divorce. For this reason, there must be a compelling reason for either parent to move away. If the court deems that relocation is in the best interests of the child, then it will likely grant the request. Many custody relocation requests are the result of employment interests. In today’s economy, parents may have to move to pursue quality jobs. Relocation issues can become contentious legal disputes when parents do not agree on what is in the best interests of the child. We strive to resolve child custody relocation disputes in an amicable manner, but are always prepared for litigation if necessary.
Contact a Philadelphia County Parent Relocation Attorney
Serving All of Philadelphia and the Surrounding Five-County Area If you face a relocation issue and are seeking experienced legal guidance, our child custody lawyers are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 215-545-2880 to arrange a consultation with one of our knowledgeable Philadelphia child relocation attorneys. We serve clients in Philadelphia and throughout the five-county area, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.