Relocating After Divorce
Many parents are forced to do whatever is necessary to find or keep employment. Some parents commute over an hour to get to work. Others have employers who request that they move across the country with their jobs. Although this is not ideal, in many situations parents may feel like it is necessary to keep their jobs or help move their careers forward.
This situation can be frustrating in the best circumstances, but it can be disruptive if parents share custody or visitation after divorce. Whether you are looking to move for your job or are trying to prevent your ex-spouse from moving across the state with your child, our lawyers can help protect your rights. At Miller & Bartnicki, P.C., we work with parents dealing with child relocation issues after divorce.
Understanding The Child’s Best Interest
Like other custody issues involving children, the move will be evaluated in light of the best interests of the child. The goal is to disrupt the lives of children as little as possible and help them maintain the continuity with their friends, schools and community.
In Michigan, you cannot move outside of a 100-mile radius without the permission of the court or the other parent. To obtain a court’s permission, you will need to show how moving the child will benefit the child–not your career.
Our attorneys can explain the types of evidence necessary to make a successful showing to the court. If you are concerned about keeping your child in the same school district, driving several hours to spend time with your child or being unable to reach the other parent, we can vigorously work to protect your rights to time with your child.