With our location near the state border of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we know how easily complications can arise with child custody for out-of-state removals. Limitations on travel can affect how and when a child can only be taken over the state line of Massachusetts to New Hampshire or any other state. At Eno Martin Donahue, LLP, our attorneys know how out-of-state removal works. We take action on out-of-state removals to protect the best interest of the client.
Moving a Child Out of State
Sometimes parents need to move to another state because of a job change. The court will need to consider the specific circumstances and how it works in the best interests of the child for custody and visitation. Through the divorce decree, the court has direct oversight on relocation of the child. What the court decides will be determined by a number of factors including:
- Benefit that the move could make for the child
- Parent's reason wanting to move
- The other parent's reason for not wanting the move
- How much visitation plans would have to change
The court will take a thorough view and representation can help you to present your facts during what can be an emotional time. Out-of-state removals can make child visitation even more complicated and in some cases instigate a long-distance relationship with the noncustodial parent. As part of an out-of-state removal, the parent proposing the move will often be required to make new visitation schedule to allow for extended times for the summer months, spring breaks and holidays. Distance and transportation costs will be other considerations.
Chelmsford Parental Relocation Lawyers
For more information about how out-of-state removal has an impact on you and your relationship with your child,call 978-674-7154 or contact our law firm online. The attorneys at Eno Martin Donahue, LLP provide experienced legal counsel for family law matters. Schedule an appointment to discuss your out-of-state removal issue.