Parental Relocation And Your Rights

Having a child live with another parent after a divorce or break-up is already stressful for many parents. When a parent wants to move out of state, all of the old emotions from the original custody dispute can come back to the surface.

At Marsh & Frost, our Marietta family law attorneys understand how sensitive these situations can be, while we are also aware that many times taking fast action is necessary. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined legal experience, which they put to use to help parents across the Atlanta area protect their rights and access to their children.

We represent clients in parental relocation matters in Fulton County, Cobb County and Cherokee County courts in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Providing Steady Guidance And Strong Advocacy

After a divorce or break-up, a parent may wish to move somewhere else to get a fresh start. In Georgia, if a parent who the child lives with wishes to move, he or she must give the other parent 30-days notice of the move.

If the other parent has not given you notice and they are attempting to leave with the child, contact us as soon as possible. We can take immediate action to enforce your rights in court.

Many times these issues can be resolved, and the parenting plan can be modified, such as through extended visits with the other parent. In determining whether to allow the move, the court will continue to consider what is in the best interests of the child. If you wish to contest the move, our lawyers can help you prepare a case that shows why the move may not benefit your child or that it could harm your parent-child relationship.

Call Us Today To Talk About Your Options

A custody order issued after a divorce does not have to be final. If your ex-spouse wants to move with your children, you do have rights, and we can protect them. To learn more about how our lawyers can help, contact Marsh & Frost today to schedule a consultation. Call our Marietta office at 678-383-4953 or toll free at 866-920-4494.