Methuen Child Relocation Lawyers
Even the most amicable of child custody and support agreements can be upended when one parent decides to move out of the state and wants to take the child or children. Massachusetts law has specific requirements that must be met in these cases to ensure that both parents’ custody rights are protected.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we work with our clients to resolve potential disputes fairly. Our experienced Methuen family law attorney has helped clients throughout Massachusetts secure custody rights when they or their ex-spouses move to another state. From our offices in Burlington, Methuen, and Boston, we serve clients throughout the state.
The custodial parent must have a legitimate reason for wanting to move a child out of the state. That is, a child cannot be moved simply to punish the noncustodial parent. Whether a court will allow a custodial parent to remove a child out of Masachusetts depends on a number of factors.
These deciding factors include the following:
- How the child’s quality of life and well-being will be affected by an out-of-state move
- How moving the child out of state will affect the relationship with the noncustodial parent
- Whether moving the child out of state will improve the quality of life of the custodial parent
- Financial concerns surrounding both you and your child or children
In all cases, a child cannot be moved out of of state without the permission of a judge. Failure to get a court’s permission can result in custody being granted to the noncustodial parent. Moving a child out of state can affect the child support or spousal support agreements as well, which is why it is especially important to hire a lawyer.
If you are seeking to move out of state with your child, or if your former spouse or partner has already done so, our firm is here to explain your rights and fight to get you the custody you deserve.
Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation by calling DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (978) 327-5140.