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Compassion And Experience In Relocation Cases

Child relocation or “move-away” cases are among the most challenging issues in divorces and separations of parents — especially in the case of very young children who are still in the process of bonding with both parents.

At The Ostendorf Law Group, PLLC, we represent parents on both sides of the relocation issue: Those wishing to move, and those wishing to stay in close proximity to their child.

Free consultation: It costs nothing to talk to one of our attorneys. Please call 508-784-7987.

Parental Relocation Attorneys Representing Parents Throughout Massachusetts

Child custody and visitation orders are negotiated or assigned based on a family’s situation at a given moment in time. In some cases after a divorce or separation, custodial parents have compelling reasons to want to move with their children out of town or even out of state:

  • Job reasons: Layoffs at home, promotions with moves attached, new job offers elsewhere
  • Family reasons: Elderly parents may need help; the parent may remarry someone who lives out of the area
  • Health reasons: The parent or a child may require specialized medical care or therapy that is available in a different area, or a different climate
  • Special reasons: A child may excel at a sport, music, theater or some other endeavor, and have the best opportunities in another area

A family law court may or may not approve a parent’s proposal for an adjustment to an existing arrangement. The child’s best interest is always the deciding factor. Less frequent visitation with the non-custodial parent can perhaps be balanced by longer visitation periods at other times.

The family law attorneys of The Ostendorf Law Group, have helped many parents resolve parental relocation requests through a variety of methods and approaches, including mediation and litigation.

Questions About Child Relocation? Contact Our Attorneys.

Bring your concerns about parental relocation to our family law attorneys. Whether you are the parent seeking to relocate with your child or the parent opposed to relocation, talk to our attorneys about how best to resolve the dilemma of a child relocation proposal.