Parenting Plans and Moving: What Are Your Next Steps?

parenting plansWhen you have a child with your ex-spouse, you know that there are certain things that you have to remember about parenting together, what’s permitted, and what isn’t. Everybody sits down and makes their own parenting plan based on what they want to see in their parenting relationship. What if things change and now your ex-spouse is planning a move? Can anything stand in their way?

Moving With or Without Parenting Plans

Is there an official parenting plan in place when it comes to your custody case? If you are still in the process of getting a divorce and haven’t touched base much on the child custody matters, then your spouse might be able to move wherever they want to during this time. However, this doesn’t mean that they have the ability to stand in the way of your parenting time with your child. This could lead to what is known as ‘custodial interference,’ which could lead to charges.

If a parenting plan has already been discussed and you have an order that states when the child will be with each parent, moving becomes a more difficult challenge. This is due to the fact that you and your spouse have to share time with the child based on the schedule that has been outlined. Your spouse is permitted to move without objection if they are moving to the same area and school district. Otherwise, you could go back to court over relocation matters and ask the judge if they have the right to move away with your child or if you could bar this from happening.

You have rights to your child. Every parent is given visitation that fits their lifestyle and plans, and no parent has the right to dictate if this is taken away or not. If you believe that your spouse is trying to move so that you lose time with your child, we want to speak with you. Call us as soon as possible to find out how we can play a role in your case and help you receive results you deserve.