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Seeking to relocate with the kids after a divorce

| Jun 21, 2020 | Divorce |

There may be many individuals in Arizona and elsewhere who might wish to relocate to another area after deciding to end a marriage. While for some, relocation may involve little more than seeking out new living arrangements, parents might find the process to be more complex in nature. Parents who wish to move after a divorce could benefit from seeking advice on the rules of relocation prior to choosing a path.

Upon choosing to part ways, there could be a multitude of factors that lead a person to consider moving to another location. Whether circumstances involve a change in employment or a desire to move closer to loved ones, the change in scenery may seem preferable, or even necessary. However, if the other parent does not agree with the proposed relocation, it might be up to the court to make the final decision.

The court may consider a variety of factors concerning a proposed relocation, such as the reasons behind one’s decision to move and how it would affect parenting time. The interests and ages of the kids involved may also influence the outcome of the situation. The distance of the move could also play an integral role in the process, as the greater this distance, the more likely a relocation might disrupt visitation.

With a variety of topics to consider, seeking approval to relocate after a divorce can be a stressful and intimidating process. Those who feel relocation is necessary could find it helpful to speak with a family law attorney early on for guidance on how best to prepare for what comes next. Such advice could place a person in Arizona in a better position to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable concerning the future during subsequent legal proceedings.

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