Relocation Attorney in Olathe
How does relocation affect child custody?
After two parents obtain a
divorce, other areas of their life may be affected, especially when children are
involved. One example would be when one parent is granted
custody of the child or children and later decides to move or to leave the state
for an extended period.
Visitation orders are often granted to the non-custodial, allowing them to spend
time with their child on a regular basis. Therefore, when the custodial
parent desires to relocate with the child, it interferes with the visitation
order and presents a problem.
Divorce & Relocation in the Kansas Statutes
The Kansas Statutes
§ 23-3222 outlines the procedures that must be followed in order to relocate with
your children after a divorce, even if the other parent does not have
parenting or visitation rights to the children.
When a custodial parent is planning to move or take their child out-of-state
for more than 90 days, they must first send a notice by restricted mail
to the last known address of the other parent. Any relocation that is
judged to be a material change could justify a
custody or visitation modification, depending on the reason and the circumstances.
Steps to Take for Relocation
As a custodial parent, the first thing to do if you need to relocate is
send a notice to the other parent. An experiencedOlathe family law attorney could help you accurately complete such a notice and mail it in a timely
manner. Likewise, an experienced divorce lawyer could help you with any
modifications or disputes over your relocation in court. Contact Martin
& Wallentine today for a free initial consultation.
We Serve All of Johnson County
Our firm has handled numerous
family law cases over the years. Our legal team is fully qualified to assist you
in relocating after a divorce. Complete our
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