Child relocation issues often hit military families especially hard after a divorce or separation. The nature of military duty often involves changes in location every two to three years. Air Force personnel stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and other nearby military facilities are welcome to contact Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C., in Colorado Springs for advice and help regarding child relocation. Any parent planning to move for work, family or other reasons should consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible when there is a child custody order in place.
When One Parent Proposes Relocating Out of State With a Child
Do you plan to move and wish for a family law court order modifying your custody and visitation order? Or do you want to protest an ex-spouse's planned long-distance move with your child or children? Consult with an experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable family law attorney. Lynn Landis-Brown has a great deal of experience both personally and professionally in difficult child custody disputes. She often steers clients toward mediation as a way to find workable solutions to problems involving parental rights and responsibilities.
Colorado Springs Child Relocation Attorney Lynn Landis-Brown Can Advise You
Although citizens of our country have the right to move and live where they please, state family law courts have jurisdiction over children when child custody orders are in place. When a parent's plan to move a child interferes with the other parent's parental rights, the question of relocation becomes a family court matter.
Family law judges consider several factors when deciding whether to allow a parent to take a child far from the other parent's residence. Depending on individual circumstances, these factors may include the reason for the proposed move, the child's relationship with his or her school, community and extended family in an area, and costs of transporting the child between parents on a regular basis. Parenting plans will have to be altered if a family law court allows the move. Alternatively, the court may grant primary custody to the other parent.
Whether you are the parent proposing to move your child or the parent contesting the move, you need an attorney who will advocate for your parent-child relationship. Lynn Landis-Brown can help put your position in the best light as a family law judge considers these factors:
- Why one parent (you or the other parent) wishes to relocate with a child
- Why the other parent objects to the proposed move
- The history and quality of each parent's relationship with the child since earlier court orders
- The educational opportunities for the child in the present home community and/or the proposed new community
- Whether there are extended family members in the present home community and/or in the proposed new community
- The benefits of the child remaining with the parent with whom he or she resides most of the time
- The anticipated impact of the move on the child
- Whether meaningful parenting time/visitation can be afforded the other parent if the move or relocation is granted
- Any other matters of importance in your particular circumstances
Castle Rock Parental Relocation Attorney
At the law offices of Lynn Landis-Brown, P.C., we are committed to helping our clients find reasonable solutions to child and parent relocation issues. The best interests of your child are the top priority, but your parental rights also deserve full consideration. Contact our Colorado Springs law offices to discuss parental rights and responsibilities (custody, visitation, parenting plans or parenting time) with an experienced family law and divorce lawyer.