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Relocation with Children

A divorce represents a major change in your life. You may be ready to make another major change and move your family. However, Texas has tight restrictions governing the rights of people who want to relocate with their children. I am Tarrant County family law attorney Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., and I can help you understand the challenges you face if you are ready to relocate with your children after your divorce, such as which reasons judges recognize for relocation, and which scenarios are not validated by the court.

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Texas state courts are very strict when it comes to post-divorce child relocation. It is generally the court's belief that all children have the right to see both parents, and both parents have the right to see their children. In most cases, the court will not let the parent with legal custody leave the state. However, every situation is different, and relocation might be the right choice for everyone in your family. As a lawyer who is Board Certified in family law, I can help you understand how the law affects your situation. I will be forthright with you, so you understand the legal process and what your chances of relocation are, so you know exactly what is going on at all times.

Leaving Texas after Your Divorce, Making Relocation Work

If your co-parent is not involved in the lives of your children or is not paying child support, you have a much better chance at being awarded relocation rights. You are not, however, allowed to destroy the potential for a meaningful relationship between your child and the other parent. I can help you through alternative dispute resolution and come up with a plan that works for you.

What Happens if You Move?

If you get permission to move to another state with your children, there will still be child relocation questions you will have to answer. Will you be subject to family law in Texas or your new state of residence? I can help you prepare for the challenges ahead. These cases are few and far between, but as an experienced lawyer, I have handled them before and I am familiar with what needs to be done.

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After your divorce, you are ready for change. That may mean moving to another state or an international move. If you are interested in relocation with your children, you will have to take legal steps to make sure you get permission. Contact me today at my Hurst and Galveston, Texas, law offices for a free initial consultation, and find out how I can help. Please call 817-576-1023.