Requesting to relocate with the kids after a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2022 | Family Law |

There may be a multitude of scenarios in which a person might face a desire or need to move to a new location. However, parents in North Carolina who have an existing child custody agreement in place may find that relocating might not be as simple as finding living arrangements and moving possessions. There may be a variety of factors that might affect one’s request to relocate after a divorce and knowing what to expect from this process could prove vital to protecting the well-being of one’s kids. 

Factors to address 

One factor that might influence one’s request to relocate could pertain to the motivations behind the proposed move. Some examples of reasons to make similar requests might involve a desire to move closer to family or a change in employment. The impact the relocation might have on visitation could also be a vital topic to address and the greater the distance of the move, the more likely it will affect the current parenting plan schedule. 

As the court will likely consider the interests and needs of the kids to be of the utmost importance, how the relocation might affect their lives may also play a vital role in the final decision. Factors such as the impact a move might have on a child’s education, access to the other parent, and daily routines are just a few examples of vital topics to consider. While in some cases, one may be able to reach an acceptable agreement regarding modifications to the parenting plan by negotiating with the other parent, such topics can be highly debatable matters at times.  

Requesting relocation 

With a request to relocate might stem from necessity, it may also prompt a need to seek modifications to the current child custody agreement. Since this can be a complex process, a person in North Carolina could benefit from retaining the services of a family law attorney for guidance in covering every vital aspect of pursuing similar modifications. An attorney can address all a client’s questions and concerns and assist in creating a plan with which to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable regarding one’s request to relocate.