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Moving After Divorce
Parents enter into child custody arrangements not knowing what the future will bring. A parent may get a new job or get transferred to a different job location. One parent might get remarried, or a child might take up an activity that requires the family to move. There are also situations, however, where the custodial parent wants to move away simply to harm or inconvenience the other parent.
At The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn, we represent parents seeking to relocate as well as parents challenging the move. Our primary concern is doing what is in the best interests of the child. With more than 20 years of experience each, our attorneys understand how difficult a move-away situation can be, and we seek to resolve the issue as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Factors Involved In Pennsylvania Relocation Cases
When a parent wishes to move with a child, a relocation hearing will take place. After the hearing, the judge will decide whether to allow modification of the child custody order. Many factors go into a decision to modify, such as:
- The child’s relationship with each parent
- Whether the noncustodial parent has consistently taken advantage of visitation rights
- How far away the custodial parent plans to move
- Why is moving necessary?
- How will the child’s quality of life be affected?
If the custodial parent is permitted to move to another state, the parent who remains in Pennsylvania may have to use the court system of the other state to challenge the arrangement. Out-of-state moves are frequently the source of appeals. Our firm has the experience and the skill to handle the appeals process and explain your rights and options.
Your Solutions Start With A Consultation
If you have questions about parental relocation, we are ready to help you find answers. To arrange a consultation at The Law Offices of Brian E. Quinn, call 215-268-7241 or toll-free 866-657-7318. You can also contact our Philadelphia law firm online.