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As divorced parents’ lives evolve, they often find that a move becomes necessary and wonder how this will affect their child custody terms. If you are the primary custodial parent of your children and a move is in the works but your children’s other parent objects, things can get very complicated very quickly, and it’s in your best interest to work closely with a knowledgeable Aurora family law attorney who has extensive experience with parental relocations.
The legal landscape related to decisions regarding parental relocations has been evolving. If you and your ex are unable to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on the issue of relocation, there are procedures and standards in place under Colorado family law that test your circumstances and help make a relocation determination. The court recognizes that a significant move can significantly alter the ties between the children and the parent who is left behind, and as such, it takes these matters very seriously.
There are any number of reasons a parent might feel the need to relocate with his or her children, but those that most commonly apply include:
If you are ready to seek relocation as the primary custodial parent, you are required to notify your children’s other parent about the proposed move in writing. All of the following should be included in the document:
Colorado’s child custody and visitation relocation laws do not stop there. The court will weigh in on your proposed relocation in relation to the best interests of the children involved and in consideration of all relevant circumstances. As such, the court will carefully consider your reasons for requesting the relocation in relation to the children’s other parent’s objections and will make its decision based on the totality of the circumstances (with the children’s best interests at the forefront).
If relocation is the next step in your post-divorce journey, the Aurora Parental Relocation Lawyers at CNL Law Firm, PLLC, are committed to helping you create a plan that demonstrates your move is in the best interest of your children, and that demonstrates you are prepared to ensure your move will not impede the bond between your children and their other parent. We take your proposed move very seriously, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (720) 370-2171 for more information today.
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