Child Relocation Attorneys in Northern Virginia
Do You Want to Move Away With Your Child?
Perhaps you moved to Virginia because of your spouse’s job. Now that the two of you are not together, you want to move back home, and you want to bring your child with you. Perhaps you want to move for employment purposes. You have been offered a great job in another state and you do not want to pass up the opportunity. The lawyers of HALE BALL MURPHY, PLC bring decades of experience to these emotionally charged cases. You can be confident in our ability to do what is right for you and your child.
Northern Virginia Relocation Dispute Attorneys
Have you learned that your former spouse wants to move away with your child? Rest assured that there is a legal process for relocation. Your spouse cannot simply move away without going through the court. You will have the opportunity to have your say. Whether the goal is to prevent the relocation entirely or simply to make certain that child custody and visitation arrangements are made so that you can continue to play a role in your child’s upbringing, our attorneys know the steps that need to be taken.
Is the Move in the Child’s Best Interest?
As in all matters involving children, one question needs to be asked about the relocation: Is this in the child’s best interest?
Judges will not allow a parent to move away with a child if the move is being done simply to hurt the other parent. Many factors need to be reviewed. How will the move impact family ties? How will it impact education? There is something referred to as unity of interest, which means that something that is good for the relocating parent may consequently be good for the relocating child, such as the parent getting a substantially higher paying job. Every case is different. We will take the time to review the facts and build a strategy designed to help you get the outcome that makes the most sense for you and your child.
If you have a question, we encourage you to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Northern Virginia lawyers. To make an appointment call us at the above telephone number 1-703-591-4900 or use the contact form below.
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