Raggio Family Law Articles
Relocation or Move-Away Cases
Relocation cases are difficult cases that mostly depend on the facts of the individual case. In parental relocation cases, the court considers many factors in deciding whether the child will move or not, including the motives behind the proposed move, the distance, the quality of the child's relationship with the stay-behind parent, how the move will affect the child, and ways to keep up the relationship with the left-behind parent after the move. To have a feel for the chances that a relocation of the child will--or will not--be allowed, it is mandatory that a parent --either wanting to move or resisting the move-- schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer to go through the relevant facts.
In long distance, move away type of cases , establishing the parenting time, telephone contact, and traveling arrangements (as well as funding the long distance travel) are all factors that must be addressed.
This is NOT a do-it-yourself type of action. Acronyms like UIFSA, UCCJEA, and UPA and the Hague Convention may enter into the equation. The US Supreme Court has just recently gotten into the fray in a Texas case involving Chile, rare intervention in family law. The laws of the several states and many nations may be relevant to a particular case.
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