Resolving Complex Relocation Concerns
When a divorced parent wants to relocate with a child that he or she has custody of, they must legally modify the custody order before the move can take place. If they relocate without following the proper procedure, they may be held in contempt of court and accused of violating the custody order.
This system is intended to protect both parents’ ability to develop relationships with their child and to protect the child’s access to their parents. While well-intentioned, this system can make it difficult to successfully relocate. Our experienced attorneys can offer you the knowledgeable assistance that you require to move with your child. We can help you evaluate whether you need to send an official relocation notice, and help you gain the consent of the court.
Call our firm at 888-521-9952 to learn more about how our lawyers handle relocation, child custody and other family law issues.
Defending Your Parental Rights
At Rogers, Shea & Spanos, we are experienced assisting Middle Tennessee families with complicated relocation issues. Tennessee has very specific laws that govern relocation. The laws focus on the best interests of the child and ensuring that the child will be able to maintain a relationship with both parents. During a relocation case, the court will also evaluate how a move will impact the other parent’s transportation and visitation time. We work closely with you to help you understand the complex laws and how they may impact your case.
We understand that a number of life changes can create a need for relocation, and we can fight for your right to move with your child. This could include:
- Receiving a promotion or a new job opportunity
- Moving closer to an elderly or sick family member
- Remarrying or blending families
- Desiring to live in a different home or neighborhood
Our attorneys understand the importance of protecting your parental relationship, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you can maximize your time with them. We can also help you object to an ex-spouse’s proposed move.
Confident Representation In Court
We are one of the few family law firms that have taken relocation cases all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court. We have received two decisions from that high court and are fluent in the processes through which cases must be handled in order to be heard by the Supreme Court. Our highly skilled appellate attorneys can advise you of your options when dealing with relocation appeals and help you pursue a favorable outcome. We confidently address even the more challenging relocation cases and confidently defend your interests.