Thinking of Relocating?
Posted on Aug 27, 2012 1:35pm PDT
If you are considering relocating from your current city or state, then
you may want to think though a few aspects of the move first. If you have
been offered a better job or a promotion in another state, the move may
sound tempting. Yet if you are involved in custody agreements and are
sharing time with your ex-spouse in order to see your kids, relocation
could change your ability to spend time with your loved ones. According
to CBS News, it’s wise to think about the implications that relocating
will have on your family situation before you just up and move. Think
about selling the home. Will you lose money when you sell? Will you make
money? If you do, is there a chance that some of that profit will be sent
over to your ex-spouse? What guidelines do you have to adhere to in lieu
of your property division?
Also, you will want to talk to your ex-spouse and your
Jacksonville family lawyer before you chose whether or not to take the job in another state. Look
at how this will affect your custody agreement. If your children are in
school and you currently have shared
custody, you will probably need to alter your agreement. There is no way that
the children could have a steady and normal life if they are constantly
being flown from one state to another to visit parents. Also, you will
want to determine whether or not your ex-spouse is even open to the idea
that you want to move.
If a spouse contests this, it can create a large court battle that is difficult
to deal with. If you have worked through the above choices, you should
also think about the children. Do you want them to spend hours on planes
or in cars coming to see you? Will they enjoy the new location? Will it
be difficult for you to bypass coming to their sports games or performances?
Evaluate all of these options, and then contact a family lawyer before
you put your home on the market or take a job in another state. You will
want to carefully look at all the implications of your relocation before
committing. At Hutchinson Law, we are more than willing to help you with
your relocation case. Talk to us today for more information!