Many Texas custody and visitation orders have geographic restrictions that control how far you can move from the other parent. To lift these limits, you need to show that the move is in the best interests of the children. For this reason, relocating after divorce may be possible only with the help of an experienced lawyer.
W. Tyler Moore, PC, is a Houston law firm that handles all types of family law matters. Our founding attorney has more than 40 years of legal experience. In any relocation, the burden is usually on the parent seeking to move. Whether you want to move or oppose the other parent moving, we can help build the strongest legal case to achieve your goals.
In any custody arrangement, the goals are to maintain a stable environment and encourage a relationship between children and both parents. Visitation guidelines differ based on the proximity between the parents. One hundred miles is when the second set of guidelines (sometimes referred to as "long-distance visitation") kick in. When there is more distance, extra time is often added at spring break and over the summer.
Parents can generally tailor their own arrangements that fit their schedule. This is where negotiation is often the best route to a successful relocation following divorce. When there is a need to seek a court order, our attorney has the necessary experience and holds dual board certification in family law and civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The practice of law is more than filling out a form. Without a tailored strategy based on your unique needs, it may be difficult to obtain a positive outcome.
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