Relocation and Child Custody Attorney in Salt Lake City
When a parent wishes to relocate with a child after divorce, it can be difficult to reach a compromise with the other spouse. Often these cases end up before a family law judge.
At Stavros Law, P.C., in Salt Lake City, we know what is at stake when a parent moves away with a child. You can rely on our abilities to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We represent parents who wish to relocate with children, as well as parents who are opposed to the planned move. For a free consultation, please call our Salt Lake City law office at 801-428-0719 today.
When Can a Parent With Primary Child Custody Relocate?
Your existing child custody and parenting time order may govern whether a parent can relocate after divorce. "Relocate" in Utah means to move 50 miles or more from the residence specified in the court's divorce decree.
If your existing order does not address the issue, and you and your spouse cannot agree, the court will decide on:
- Whether the parent with primary custody can remove the child
- If the move is approved, a child custody arrangement based on what it perceives to be the best interests of the child
The court will consider the reasons for the move, the effect on the other parent's visitation rights and how the move would affect the child. If possible, relocating parents must provide the other parent 60 days notice of the intended relocation. The court may order the relocating parent to pay visitation travel costs.
Contact a Child Custody and Relocation Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Our family law attorneys are easy to talk to and will listen carefully to you. To schedule a free consultation concerning relocation and child custody, please call 801-428-0719 or contact us online.
Written by the Office of Stavros Law, P.C.