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Rules Related to Interstate and International Custody
When one or both parents of a child needs to relocate, it can throw a wrench into a child custody agreement. Parents often move to other cities, but moving out of state or internationally can change custody. Some parents will express their desire to move their child with them, but can cause a contentious matter to occur between the parents.
It is required to send the other parent a written notice at least 60 days prior to the move. You must send this letter if you are planning to move 150 miles or more. We recommend sending letters like this through certified mail or email. It is vital to have a paper trail in the event that your ex partner contests the move as not being in the best interest of the child.
If it is your desire to move your child with you to a different state or internationally, contact Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC. We have experience in custody law, and we can help to protect your interests in this matter.
Notice of Move
If the other parent has recently sent you a notice of move, what are your rights? It is important to act quickly if you want to maintain your current custody agreement. You will need to file a request for a hearing. During the hearing, you will need to provide the court with information as to why you believe it is best for the child to remain with you instead of relocating with the other parent.
Court Hearing for Relocation
Parents who are unable to reach an agreement with a mediator will need to bring their case to court. The judge or commissioner will review the evidence, listen to arguments from both sides, and determine what is in the best interest of the child. It is wise to hire Ammon Nelson to handle your custody case in order to ensure your child’s best interests are represented. Contact our Salt Lake or Ogden law firm today to schedule a consultation.
Why choose Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC?
- We have almost a decade of family law experience.
- Nominated and awarded “New Parental Defender of the Year” in 2018
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- We are devoted and compassionate legal advocates.
- Wrote “Utah Guide to Divorce”
For your Ogden or Salt Lake City family law needs, contact us today and schedule a consultation