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Military moves might affect child custody

Last week, we discussed how some military families choose to adopt and covered some of the basic information about those adoptions. Keeping in that same theme of military members, we are going to talk about something every service member is familiar with -- relocating. Our readers in Colorado might not realize this, but just because a person is in the military doesn't mean that he or she can just move a child who is part of a child custody agreement. Instead, they have to go through the court to ensure that they are relocating the child with the court's permission.

There are several factors that go into a court's decision about whether a child should be allowed to relocate or not. One of those factors is why the parent wants to move. For a person in the military, the reason is simple -- orders to relocate. Another question that has to be answered is if the other parent has an objection to the move and if so, why.

Other factors that are considered include how the child will be able to stay in contact with the other parent and how the move will impact the child. Education is another factor that is considered. This can include how the current education prospects and the ones at the move compare.

We know that having to move isn't something that most people enjoy. We know how difficult it is to get everything together when the orders come in. We can help you take care of the child custody issues so that you can focus on the rest of the move.

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