Austin Parental Relocations Lawyer
Travis County Modifications Lawyer for Move-Away Cases
Often at the time of separation or divorce, one spouse needs the financial, emotional and childcare support of his or her family who may live in another city or state. Also, in today's business environment, professionals must often consider relocating to advance in their careers or to take advantage of new job opportunities.
When deciding whether to relocate with a child, far-reaching decisions must be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements. As an experienced family law firm, Weinman & Associates frequently advises and represents people in these situations on both sides. We also advise and represent parents whose spouses and former spouses want to relocate with their children and we work with parents who do not want their child to be moved away.
Parental relocation legal disputes are complex and can be very contentious. At Weinman & Associates, we understand the importance you place on your relationship with your children. We will represent you with energy and conviction to achieve your goals, while looking out for the best interests of your children.
Call 512-472-4040 or send us an e-mail to arrange for a consultation with an Austin parental relocation lawyer. If you wish to relocate with your child or wish to prevent the relocation of your child elsewhere, we can advise and assist.
Parental Relocations and the Law
When the court issues a child custody and visitation order, there is generally a restriction put into place regarding a child's residence to a defined geographic area.
Faced with this reality, what can a parent do when he or she has a valid reason for wanting to move the child away? Depending on the distance, the age of the children, and the financial resources available, it may be possible to negotiate an acceptable arrangement that allows the move in return for a reasonable plan for visitation. This may mean extended holiday visits, or more time during the summer months with the noncustodial parent.
The attorneys at Weinman & Associates are highly experienced at achieving creative co-parenting solutions, which account for unusual circumstances such as parental relocations. With a basic understanding of the difficulties involved and many creative ideas, we may be able to negotiate a win-win visitation arrangement.
Litigated Relocation Outcomes
If the parents cannot agree to a mutually acceptable resolution of the matter, then it is left to the court to decide. The court will always consider the best interest of the child as its primary concern. However, this path can be risky — you could be putting your future relationship with your child in the hands of a judge who may have a personal bias, and who will never fully understand your family's unique situation. In addition, court battles involving parental relocations can be lengthy and costly.
However, when litigation is your only option, Weinman & Associates will vigorously represent you to protect your rights and interests. Having gone through family law litigation ourselves in our own lives, we understand from a personal level how to obtain a favorable outcome.
Contact a Child Custody Lawyer
For a consultation with Weinman & Associates to discuss parental relocation issues, call 512-472-4040 or send us an e-mail.