Child Relocation Archives

Trying to Move Out of the City or State? Child Relocation

It is not uncommon after a divorce for one parent to desire to relocate to another city or state.  In legal terms, this is an issue regarding the child relocation laws. This could be due to a new job, a new spouse, family connections, or a chance to start a new life. Whatever the reason, one parent's move will have a major impact on child custody. If parents cannot agree on a relocation, then the decision will be left up to a judge. A judge will evaluate several legal factors to decide the custody arrangement best suited to the child's needs.  child relocation

Relocation of Minor Children: What to Expect

Relocation of the minor children are some of the most challenging and emotional cases filed within the family courts. This is especially true if you are the parent seeking permission form the court to move. The judge is tasked with burden of weighing competing interests: One parent whose life will be improved by the move vs. the other parent who may be deprived of frequent and meaningful contact with the children.

Supreme Court settles international custody question

Though the practical implications of the holding remain to be seen, the United States Supreme Court recently affirmed the ability of American courts to assert authority in international child custody disputes. In the matter of complex custody heard by the Court, there is no guarantee that American court assertion will ultimately affect the outcome of the situation. However, the Court has confirmed that Americans in like-situations have permission to keep filing appeals and fighting for the custody of their children on an international stage.

International Child Custody Issues and Divorce

The United States is home to many individuals born in other countries and of dual nationalities.  This can become difficult in divorce and Child Custody and Parental Relocation matters.  Some individuals make threats, and make good on threats, to take their children out of the United States - sometimes never to be seen again.  What if this is happening to you?


Child Relocation out of State can be a very difficult endeavor. Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry, have been in court today in Los Angeles, facing off over her request to relocate out of state to France with their daughter, Nahla. The issue at stake is the Oscar-winning actress's request to make the international move with 4-year-old Nahla, over father Aubry's vigorous objections. Berry is engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez.

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