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Child Custody Relocation Law
Parents moving to a different state can end up facing some unexpected consequences when it comes to child custody agreements. Relocation can impact your visitation and custody agreement as travel restrictions may be imposed and the judge may even forbid one parent from being able to travel with the child within a certain geographical range.
If you are planning to relocate, you are required to inform your ex partner of this location change. Normally, you need to provide 60-90 days written notice, allowing your former spouse the ability to object. A long-distance move could hurt their relationship with the child, so most ex partners will normally object. What happens from here is the court will need to get involved to determine if you can move with your child.
Failure to follow the correct legal proceedings involving relocation could cause you to be in contempt of court. It is essential to resolve a relocation dispute with your ex partner as soon as possible. If you are unable to come to an agreement, mediation may need needed to negotiate the terms and you may need to adjust visitation rights.
Relocation Court Hearing
If you and your former partner are unable to come to an agreement, the court may need to step in. The hearing normally starts with the relocating parent explaining why the move is in the best interests of the child. The courts will focus on the best interest of the child, and depending upon the age of the child, they may ask them for their preference. Relocation matters can become complicated quickly, so it is best to hire legal representation to help you with your case. Every situation is different, so the courts outcomes vary with these types of cases in Utah. Contact Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC to discuss relocation and child custody agreements.
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