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Relocation disputes: steps you should take now

Child custody disputes can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. When one parent wants to relocate with the child, the situation can become even more complicated. Unless the parents are able to agree on the issue, the dispute may go to court. The court must then determine whether the relocation is in the best interests of the child.

Courts consider a number of different factors when deciding what is in a child’s best interests. What will the new living situation be like? Will the child have a support network, including extended family? What types of schools and activities are available? Ultimately, the judge must weigh these and other factors in granting or denying the request for relocation

Are you or the other parent thinking about moving either out of the state or somewhere else in Texas? You should seek legal advice as early as possible. The law office of Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C can help you to understand issues that arise and steps you can take to address them. For example, you and the other parent can resolve the dispute by negotiating an agreement. An agreement can cover a range of issues, such as a visitation schedule and allocation of transportation costs. Based on our experience, we know that reaching an agreement can not only help you save time and money, but it can also minimize the negative consequences for your child. 

Ultimately, if you are unable to agree on the relocation or its terms, you may end up in court. We will work hard to be your advocates in the courtroom. Using our skills and experience, we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals. In addition to being confident in the courtroom, our law firm is compassionate. We know how stressful the situation is for you, so we are committed to making you feel comfortable and taken care of.

Clearly, relocation can have huge impacts on the relationship between you and your child. If you are involved in a relocation dispute, you need an experienced and skillful attorney to represent your interests. Family law attorney Barbara Jouette has represented parents in all kinds of family law matters throughout the McKinney area. To learn more about how we can help you, please visit our child custody page.

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