Fairfax Lawyers Helping Custodial Parents Relocate With Their Child
Established attorneys help families resolve disputes about moving in Virginia
Child custody is one of the most difficult issues a parent faces during divorce. In many cases, joint custody is awarded. This can be a great solution in the short term, but problems can arise when one parents needs to move out of the area. The attorneys at Law Office of Deborah A. Wilson are dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment. We represent parents in Virginia who are seeking permission from a court to move their children
Reliable counsel helps you avoid legal problems
Each state has its own rules determining the process for moving a child when parents share custody. In some states, a petition must be filed before the move. In other jurisdictions, a court must be notified after the move. No matter where you live, the issue that is most likely to arise is opposition from the child’s other parent. Children are best served when they can have contact with both parents, but this isn’t always possible. Our attorneys work hard to demonstrate why your move is necessary and in the child’s best interests. Common reasons why custodial parents move include:
- New career opportunities
- Loss of a job
- Medical care for you or your child
- Caring for a parent or relative in another state
- Marriage or a serious relationship
It is unrealistic for a court or your child’s other parent to expect you to stay in the same place forever. We pursue an optimal resolution in your relocation case.
Custody issues for military service members
Many military parents will need to move repeatedly and leave for months or years at a time on deployments. This can create a host of issues. Our firm’s family law attorneys are proud to help these parents clear up issues associated with moving and to help them regain custody of their children after returning from deployment.