Relocation Can Be A Contentious Child Custody Matter
When two parents separate, issues surrounding child custody can be complex. These matters can become especially contentious when one parent wishes to relocate. Because of the laws pertaining to relocation, it is often helpful to consult with an experienced family law attorney before taking any action.
Our attorney can help you understand relocation and its limitations. At Ken Lawson Law, we assist Chattanooga parents with their child custody and relocation needs. Our lawyer has extensive experience in this area, and he is ready to help you.
Understanding Tennessee State Law
When parents share custody of a child, the state of Tennessee requires that they create a parenting plan. Without a parenting plan, the court may intervene and make a custody decision. When a potential move aims to alter such a plan, the court will approve or deny the relocation after considering several factors, including:
- The amount of time that each parent spends with the child
- Whether such a move is in the child’s best interests
- Each parent’s current living situation
A custodial parent can freely move up to 50 miles away from the other parent’s residence. When a farther or out-of-state move is in play, the services of a family law attorney can prove beneficial. No matter which side of a potential relocation you may be on, we can offer caring and committed legal counsel.