As if relocating isn’t stressful enough, the task can become even more overwhelming when you have a custody arrangement in place. Choosing where to relocate based on a separation agreement can be a daunting task. That is why, in these circumstances, you should seek legal advice to make sure you are following your separation agreement accordingly so that you do not face harsh consequences as a result of not being in compliance with your custody arrangement. If you or a loved one is thinking of relocating and you have a child custody arrangement in place, contact an experienced North Carolina child custody attorney to help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.
Relocating and Custody Arrangements
Relocating is a part of life and though this decision can be a difficult one to make, it is even more difficult when children are involved. If you have a separation agreement in place that defines your child custody arrangements, you should first and foremost, refer to your separation agreement about the details of your arrangement. Depending on your separation agreement, you may need to modify the agreement in which both parties put in writing their agreement, that is signed by both parties and notarized, to agree to the new terms of the separation agreement. In the event your separation agreement has specific terms as to modification, mediation may be necessary. For those that do not have a separation agreement in place and you and your ex-spouse cannot agree on the terms of your child custody arrangements, you may need to file a child custody action that defines the terms of your arrangement. Because of this, speaking with an experienced child custody attorney may be invaluable to you and your situation to ensure that you are making the best decisions for you and your child.
Need Legal Advice?
If you are thinking of relocating, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice. Though it may seem straightforward and as if you have the right to make those decisions, making those decisions alone could result in harsh consequences for you and your child. Because of this, if you or loved one is thinking of relocating while having a custody arrangement in place, contact an experienced North Carolina child custody attorney at The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary
to help you through the process. Contact our office today!