Custodial Relocation in Rhode Island
Divorce Attorney in Rhode Island
When one parent moves out of state or out of the country after going through
a divorce, matters can become extremely complicated and uncomfortable
for all parties involved. Parenting time, child custody, and visitation
agreements agreed to at the time of divorce can become muddled or unusable.
New problems can arise, such as the costs of transportation or frequency
of visits. Turn to TJC ESQ for Rhode Island divorce lawyers with experience
handling relocations and
child custody matters.
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Fair Solutions to Child Custody & Relocation Disputes
As with all issues dealing with children, our law firm works closely with
our clients to determine how best to present your views as to what is
in the best interests of the child. It is important to realize that any
change in custody agreements needs to have court approval for it to be
official. Not only does this act as protection for you, but also for your
family. Being able to get the court’s approval is a different matter
altogether and requires the help of a professional family law attorney
in Rhode Island.
During your custodial relocation case, you will want to remember these
important items of debate:
Primary custody: If you are primarily responsible for your child’s wellbeing, when
and under what circumstances can you move out of state?
Moving rights: If a non-custodial parent moves, there needs to be a discussion and agreement
about visitation, which is approved and enforceable by the court. You
do not want to move first without checking, only to find out that your
spouse will not let your child come to visit; conversely, you do not want
to send your child on a visit, only to find there is an argument about
when or whether the child will return.
Joint custody: When the parents have joint custody—the child has substantial time
with each parent—reality dictates that the amount of time with your
child will change dramatically when one parent moves out of state. With
our experience in custodial relocation, our lawyers can help you sort
through the issues of
Interstate and International Custody and visitation.
Upholding the Child’s Best Interests
The appointed judge to your case will always have to rule in the best interest
of your child, not of you or your spouse. The idea is that a child’s
comfort and happiness must be protected before anyone else’s, which
is a sentiment that is difficult to argue against. Most likely, you agree
with this notion and just want to see your child safe, sound, and satisfied.
This does mean, however, that you will need to prove to the divorce court
that your child’s best interests reflect your ideas and standards.
If you need to move all the way to California, for example, only a solidly
constructed explanation as to why your child should come with you will do.
When reviewing any sort of custody, visitation, or relocation case, the
court will weigh:
- Each parent’s income
- Each parent’s criminal history
- Each parent’s health
- Child’s age
- Child’s health
- Child’s attachment to each parent
Call Our Rhode Island Divorce Lawyers: 401.216.4414
If you, your ex-spouse, or both of you are contemplating a move out of
Rhode Island, you could be in for a metaphorical storm of trouble up ahead.
While it is true that you each have your legal rights and obligations,
we may be able to persuasively argue on your behalf as to why your child
will be better off following a relocation plan that suits you. Consult
with us today and we can begin outlining your legal options and future
decisions for you.
Contact our law firm online to schedule an appointment.