Family Law for Parental Relocations
Oklahoma City Child Relocation Attorneys
Are you planning to move more than 75 miles away? Is your child’s custodial parent planning to relocate out of the state? If so, a skilled and knowledgeable divorce lawyer can help you understand your rights and obligations under Oklahoma family law.
At The Self & Spurgeon Legal Group, PLLC, we can guide you through the process of relocation. If you need help stopping a child from moving away, our attorneys can help you challenge the child’s relocation. In our office, we provide a compassionate, caring and professional atmosphere for our clients.
We will provide you with the personal service and zealous advocacy you need. Contact our Oklahoma child relocation lawyers to discuss your relocation case.
How Parent and Child Relocations Work
In order for a custodial parent to move more than 75 miles away with a child, he or she must give notice. The custodial parent must notify every other adult entitled to visit the child and this notice must include:
- Date of proposed relocation
- Intended new address
- Telephone number at the new residence
- Specific reasons for the relocation
- Proposal for revised visitation schedule
- Language warning the nonrelocating parent that any objection to the relocation must be made within 30 days or the relocation is permitted
The notice must be given at least 60 days before the move or by the 10th day after the date the person knows the information required for the notice. It is also extremely important the notice be properly served. Failure to give notice or properly serve the notice could result in the loss of custody and/or visitation rights.
When Is Child Relocation Allowed?
In addition to the best interests of the child, the court will examine a number of required factors to determine whether to allow the relocation, including:
- Nature, quality, extent of involvement and duration of the child’s relationship with the person proposing to move and the nonmoving parent and siblings
- Age, developmental stage and needs of the child
- Likely impact the relocation will have on the child’s physical, educational and emotional development
- Feasibility of preserving the relationship between nonrelocating person and the child, considering the logistics and financial circumstances of the parties
- The child’s preference
- Whether there is an established pattern of conduct of the person seeking the relocation either to promote or exploit the relationship of the child and nonrelocating person
- Whether the relocation will enhance the quality of life for the custodial party and the relocating child
- The reasons of each person for seeking or opposing the relocation
Contact an Oklahoma City and Norman, Oklahoma, Child Custody Modification Lawyer
Modifying a child custody agreement in order to relocate can be overwhelming and difficult. With the help of a skilled lawyer, the process can be made simpler and less stressful.
Contact our Oklahoma child custody modification attorneys and we will work toward a child custody solution together. We have reasonable fees.