Any parent in Ohio can tell you that life is full of changes. Sometimes, life changes may lead to a relocation. Whether you have a new job opportunity in a different state or your aging parents need a caretaker, moving is a part of life for many people. When you are divorced and the primary custodian of your children, however, you must go through the courts to change your custody arrangement before moving.
The Legal Process
In order to legally relocate with your child, you must file a notice at least 30 days before you plan to move. The purpose of the notice is to give the noncustodial parent a chance to object to your relocation — though it is generally best to discuss a move with your child’s other parent before this.
If the noncustodial parent does not object to the move, it will likely be approved by the court. If your child’s other parent does object, our lawyers can help you argue your case.
How We Can Help
When going through a relocation, it is important to work with a law firm that will take the time to get to know you and your unique situation. At Amy M. Levine & Associates, we have extensive experience helping divorced parents through the relocation process. We will guide you through the process, making sure you understand all of your options and their ramifications.
If your relocation is approved by the court, we will help you establish a new parenting plan that works for you and your ex and allows your children to continue seeing both of their parents. Visit our website to learn more about relocating after divorce.