Going through a divorce is tough enough. To make matters worse, the ensuing child custody battle won’t be much easier, especially if you truly do not get along with your former spouse. Even though you need to do things in the best interest of your children, it can be difficult to overlook how you were hurt by your former spouse. Let’s examine the parental relocation hearing in today’s post.
If you wish to relocate with your child and you are involved in a child custody agreement with the other parent, you will need to attend a parental relocation hearing in front of a judge. Relocation does not include moving from one residence to another in the same zip code, county, or even state. It most often includes moving from one state to another.
The factors that the judge will take into consideration when you are at the hearing include the following:
- The relationship of the child with each parent
- The reason why the parent is proposing relocating
- The reasons the parent who is not relocating proposes as to why the other parent should not relocate
- The impact on the life and well-being of the child if relocation was to be approved by the court
- Hardships encountered by the non-relocating parent to carry out their rights in a shared custody agreement when it comes to visitation and other responsibilities
It is important to attend a parental relocation hearing and do so using appropriate language and actions. The judge will be examining your testimony, your employment, your involvement with the children and much more.