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Fairfax Child Relocation Attorney

Relocating with Children After Divorce

In today's increasingly mobile society, it is more common for parents and families to relocate for a variety of reasons. A parent can move after a divorce to seek better employment or for better housing opportunities. If you are a relocating parent with primary custody of or visitation with a child, it can cause disputes with the other parent.

Malinowski Hubbard and our child relocation lawyers in Fairfax have experience representing both relocating parents and non-relocating parents. Learn more about the requirements for relocating or disputing a proposed relocation by contacting our family law team.

Contact us now at (703) 935-4222 to get started on your relocation case today

Can a Mother Move a Child Away From the Father in Virginia?

Yes, a mother can move a child away from the father in Virginia only if she can prove that the relocation will be in the child's best interests. The court only allows for relocation if it is in the child's best interests, despite being in the custodial parent's best interests.

Comprehensive Support for Fairfax Child Relocation Cases

Child relocation cases are often highly contested and difficult to resolve. We are able to competently navigate the matter and provide legal guidance. From filing notices of relocation and creating new custody plans to disputing relocation requests, we can provide comprehensive counsel for either side of a relocation case. It is important that you understand the laws pertaining to child relocation and the procedures required.

We can assist clients with:

  • Notifying the other parent and the court of the relocation
  • Filing motions to enjoin relocation of the child until an agreement or court order is in place
  • Resolving disputes about whether the move is in the child’s best interest
  • Crafting new visitation and custody arrangements to accommodate one parent’s new residence, including logistics and travel
  • Addressing the travel expenses and other costs associated with the relocation

If you would like to schedule a consultation to speak with our Fairfax move-away attorneys about requesting or disputing a relocation, contact us. We can review your situation and advise you on how to resolve your dispute as quickly and effectively as possible so you can move forward with your life.

Contact us to schedule a consultation with a child relocation attorney in Fairfax, VA.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the legal requirements for notifying the other parent about relocation?

In Virginia, the relocating parent must notify the other parent and the court of their intention to move. This notification should be given well in advance, typically at least 30 days before the planned move. The notice must include details about the new location and the reasons for the relocation. Failure to provide proper notice can result in legal complications and potential denial of the relocation request.

Can a relocation request be denied by the court?

Yes, a relocation request can be denied by the court. If the court finds that the relocation would negatively affect the child, the request for the relocating parent to take the child with them may be denied..

What should I do if I want to dispute a proposed child relocation?

If you wish to dispute a proposed child relocation, it is crucial to act quickly. Contact Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC to discuss your concerns and legal options. Our team can work with you to present a strong case, demonstrating why the relocation is not in the child's best interests and advocating for a custody arrangement that supports the child's well-being.

What factors does the court consider for child relocation in Virginia?

In Virginia, the court considers several factors when deciding on whether child relocation is in the child's best interests. These include the child's relationship with both parents, the child's age and needs, the reasons for the proposed move, and the potential impact on the child's well-being. The court wants to ensure that the relocation will positively affect the child's life and development.

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  • Effective Solutions Tailored to Each Client
  • Tenacious in the Courtroom
  • Compassionate, Hands-On Guidance

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