Divorce courts in Texas are tailored around the children's best interests. Often divorced or separated couples must follow domicile restrictions, allowing one parent to designate the child's residency but within a specific geographical boundary. This is designed to provide the other parent the chance to be involved in the child's life. However, there are cases where the custodial parent needs to move away and this often results in a contested custody or domicile litigation.
Even after the initial order is entered, changes occur that affect a parent's ability to live in the same area. At Pfister Family Law, we have an extensive background handling complicated cases. We are well-prepared to develop a convincing legal argument outlining why your move-away needs are critical and reasonable.
We also defend against such suits to keep the child close to the non-custodial parent when the custodial parent seeks to move away with the child.
Our team of attorneys includes a Board Certified family law attorney to work effectively to fight for you and your children. Put our experience to work for you.
MEETING YOUR MOVE-AWAY REQUESTS
Our strong focus helps us effectively modify existing divorce agreements to allow you to relocate with the child. We are prepared to develop a strong legal argument showing the child custody agreement should be changed, allowing your children to move with you.
The Court ultimately look at these cases as what is in the best interest of the child. Deciding to seek the ability to relocate should be considered carefully as they often will lead to the other parent seeking a change in custody as well as child support.
RESISTING PARENTAL RELOCATION
We will adapt our approach to your unique situation and your child's best interests. The attorneys at our law firm offer an aggressive approach to enforce divorce agreements. Even if your ex-spouse or their new spouse has a lucrative job opportunity outside of the DFW area and wants to relocate with the child, we will show the court your child's best interests are to remain in the original domicile area in order to maintain a strong relationship with the non-custodial parent. We are prepared to develop creative visitation schedules so the child continues benefiting from a relationship with the move-away parent.