Aggressive Phoenix Parental Relocation Dispute Lawyers
Mesa Child Custody Attorney; For Cases Involving Parental Relocation after Divorce
One difficult dispute that may arise after a divorce is a parental relocation dispute. When a custodial parent wishes to move to a distant location with minor children, the noncustodial parent’s visitation rights may be significantly impaired.
In the state of Arizona, a custodial parent is required by law to obtain a court order before moving out of state or to a distant location with minor children. If you are a custodial parent or a noncustodial parent involved in a relocation dispute, it is critical that you consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney who can advise you of your rights and help you make an informed decision about how to best proceed.
For help in the Greater Phoenix and East Valley areas, contact the law office of Steven N. Cole. Our Phoenix parental relocation dispute lawyers can provide the experienced legal representation you require.
Defend the Best Interests of Your Child with the Help of an Experienced Mesa Child Custody Attorney
The guiding principle that judges utilize when making a decision in any custody or visitation dispute is the best interests of the child. When determining to grant or deny a custodial parent’s request to move to a distant location with a minor child, the court will consider the impact the move will have on the minor child, including the impact on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent.
It is critical that any custodial parent wishing to move to a new location with a minor child obtain prior court approval. A custodial parent who moves out of state or to a distant location without a court order risks the possibility of losing custody of his or her children.
There are numerous reasons why a custodial parent may wish to move to a new location, including a job relocation, improved educational opportunities for his or her child, or a desire to live close to the child’s grandparents. A court will closely examine how a potential move would impact the welfare of the minor child and make a determination that it feels is best for the child. Parents may negotiate an agreement to avoid the necessity of a formal hearing. The assistance of an experienced AZ family law attorney is critical to anyone seeking to resolve such disputes amicably by agreement or by a contested hearing.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation in the East Valley, including Mesa, Arizona
If you need to speak with a Phoenix child custody and relocation lawyer, we are pleased to offer a free consultation. Attorney Steven N. Cole has been representing clients in child custody and visitation disputes for more than 15 years. To contact our Phoenix law office, call 480-333-5587 or contact us by e-mail.