Relocation cases in Texas are notoriously complex, and whether you are currently looking to relocate with your child or you are currently opposing a relocation, you need a knowledgeable Montgomery County relocation lawyer attorney on your side. Contact the Bolton Law Firm, PC today to learn more about how our legal team can effectively guide you through the legal process ahead.
Do I Need a Montgomery County Relocation Lawyer?
Relocating with a child is almost never easy, especially without the other parent’s consent. Our firm has handled countless relocation cases over the years, and we have the skill and experience needed to do the same for you as well. Do not risk proceeding without competent legal representation.
Determining Whether a Parent Can Relocate With a Child in Texas
When a custodial parent wishes to relocate within the designated county (or even to the next-over county) with his or her child, he or she will not need permission to do so. However, if a custodial parent is looking to move out of state, or even more than one or two counties over, he or she will either need permission from the other parent to do so, or he or she will have to obtain a court order.
If the noncustodial parent rejects the move, the custodial parent will have to prove to the courts that relocation would be in the child’s best interests. This is not always easy, and in most cases, Texas courts will consider several factors when determining whether they will approve the relocation. Some of those factors are as follows:
- The reason the custodial parent wishes to relocate
- The reason why the noncustodial parent opposes the relocation
- Whether the relocation is to move closer to another family member
- Whether the move will benefit the child emotionally, economically, or socially
- Whether the relocation is to enroll a child in a better school
- Whether the move is so the custodial parent can get a higher-paying job/attend school to get a higher-paying job, thereby ultimately benefitting the child economically
- Whether the child opposes the relocation and why
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
Ultimately, as previously stated, the most important factor is your child’s best interests, and if the custodial parent cannot prove to the courts that the relocation would not be in their child’s best interests, the court will not grant permission to do so. Our firm is here to help ensure that your child’s best interests are protected at every turn.
Contact a Montgomery County Relocation Lawyer
Relocation is almost always a complex issue, which is why you need a Montgomery County relocation lawyer who has significant experience handling relocation cases. Contact the Bolton Law Firm, PC for the compassionate legal assistance you require and need.