Sometimes, you have to move to seek out a better life, a new job, or a fresh start. However, doing so after a divorce that involved a custody battle won’t be easy. As with everything regarding family law, the matters are fraught with emotional turmoil and legal nuance. Thus, to begin, we recommend having numerous solid resources regarding why you’re looking to relocate you and your child. 

Whether you or your ex is proposing a move, there is a variety of steps that will be used to help determine the best course of action for the child. As we stated above, there are a variety of factors the court will use to determine whether or not a move is in the cards, especially if it’s a long-distance move. While the above factors are major indicators of a move’s approval rate, the reasons for the move also bear significant weight. For example, if the move would put the child closer to other family members and broaden the support unit, it will likely have a better chance of coming to fruition. Other reasons that might sway a court include one spouse to seeking out a better housing option or a job that would benefit the child. Regular visitation should ideally still be possible. How that’s organized will depend on the court’s ruling, the child’s opinion (if they’re old enough), and discussion between you and your ex-spouse. 

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