Families move for a variety of reasons, but when parents are no longer married, custody and visitation arrangements can make moving far more complicated.
At Golda R. Jacob & Associates P.C., a Houston, Texas, family law firm, we understand the nuances of relocation issues and advocate aggressively for the rights of parents who both want to relocate and want to stop another co-parent from moving.
Texas family law promotes children having contact with both parents, believing that maintaining these relationships is typically in a child’s best interests. When the court considers a relocation case, it looks at how the move would affect the child’s ability to send time with both parents and the lasting effect on parent-child relationships. The court may also consider:
- The reason for the move
- The benefits to the child from the move
- The non-moving parent’s current involvement in the child’s life
- The ability to make arrangements for parenting time with the non-moving parent
The standards that the court considers when one parent wants to relocate are constantly evolving. At Golda R. Jacob & Associates P.C., we remain up to date on the latest case law and give clients personalized advice based on their unique situation. Our lawyers are always ready to go to battle for clients, fighting to protect their right to parent and time with their children.