Child Relocation And Parental Move-Aways Can Become A Reality
Parental relocation after divorce can be a difficult issue to resolve. When either parent, including a parent with primary physical custody of children, wishes to move to another region or state after divorce and take the children with them, there is little room for compromise.
At The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, our attorneys represent custodial parents who wish to relocate after divorce, as well as parents whose visitation rights would be affected by such a move. We offer a free 30-minute consultation to answer your questions.
When Can A Custodial Parent Relocate?
While the court cannot order someone to live in a certain place, it can order a parent not to remove a child from the area. When determining whether a parent can move children to a different region or state, Colorado courts will look at nine factors:
- Why the custodial parent wishes to move
- Why the other parent objects to the proposed relocation
- The history and quality of each parent’s relationship with the child since the last custody order
- The child’s education opportunities at the current and proposed location
- Whether or not the child has extended family at the current and proposed locations
- Whether either parent abused the child, and when such abuse occurred
- The advantages of having the child remaining with the primary caretaker
- The impact of the move on the child
- Whether a reasonable parenting time schedule can be fashioned for the noncustodial parent
Please contact The Offices of Keane Law, LLC, for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your questions and concerns about your legal options involving relocating or if your child’s other parent moved away.