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Parental Relocation Attorney in League City
Protecting the rights of parents and their children in relocation cases in Harris County (Houston), Galveston County and Brazoria County, Texas
Many people are looking for a fresh start after a divorce. For many, moving to a new city or state is an opportunity to start a new life. However, relocating is complicated if you are a parent of minor children and share custody of your kids with your ex.
If you want to relocate with your children or want to prevent your former spouse from moving with your kids, you should hire a League City Parental Relocation Attorney experienced in modification matters to represent your interests. In League City, Rob Musemeche is a family law specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with substantial experience in parental relocation cases, and can help you protect your rights.
What Is Parental Relocation?
Parental relocation refers to a parent moving with a minor child when the parent is subject to a custody or visitation order issued by the court. Typically, custody orders in Texas include geographic restrictions to ensure that children live near both parents.
Geographic restrictions in custody orders are intended to make it easier for the non-custodial parent to have frequent and continuing contact with the kids. Often, the geographic restrictions limit a child’s residency to one specific county where he or she currently lives and the surrounding counties.
However, not all custody orders impose geographic restrictions, which is why it is essential to review your order and/or consult with a League City Parental Relocation Attorney to do the same to determine if you or the other parent can relocate without consent or court intervention.
How to Get Court Approval for Parental Relocation in Texas
When one parent wants to move with the child beyond the geographic restrictions outlined in the custody order, Texas courts consider the best interest of the child, and the following factors before approving parental relocation:
- The degree to which the relocation would disrupt the child’s relationship with the non-moving parent.
- Are other family members available at the proposed relocation site?
- Would relocation affect the non-moving parent’s ability to exercise their visitation rights?
- The non-moving parent’s desire to foster a relationship with their child.
- The reason for the move.
- Educational opportunities for the child at the proposed location for relocation.
- Would the non-moving parent be able to manage a new visitation schedule after the relocation is complete?
- Can the non-moving parent afford travel expenses to exercise their visitation rights?
Why You Need a League City Parental Relocation Attorney
Requesting court approval for parental relocation to move beyond the geographic restrictions set out in the prior underlying is a modification case. The burden of proof is on the parent requesting the modification (relocation). Each case is highly “fact specific” – meaning that the court will decide the case on a multitude of factors, personalities, issues, variables, etc, all of which are loosely covered under the umbrella of what is in the child’s “best interest.” There is no guarantee that the court will approve the request. For this reason, it is vital to seek help from an experienced a League City Parental Relocation Attorney to look at the unique circumstances of your case and ensure that the court allows you to relocate.
If you are a non-moving parent who does not want the other parent to move to a new county, city, state, or country, it is critical to hire a skilled attorney to present your case and convince the court to deny the moving parent’s relocation request, if that is your intention.
Rob Musemeche has experience with parental relocation cases and represents clients in League City, Houston, Friendswood, and the Clear Lake City – Galveston Bay Area. In League City, Rob Musemeche is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, so you know you have some of the best legal support available.
Contact the Musemeche Law Firm Today
The Musemeche Law Firm is in Webster, Texas, in the Clear Lake (League City) area between Houston and Galveston. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Rob Musemeche and our team, call (281) 475-4145. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you take the first step towards a resolution. You can also reach us by filling out the quick and easy contact form located from the CONTACT US drop down tab, and also found throughout the website. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the chance to provide you with the trusted legal representation you need.
Remember, when it comes to family law matters, having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Trusted since 1988, League City Parental Relocation Attorney Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond.
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