After a divorce, many people will look at their living situations and might find that it is unsustainable or a few changes might be needed. One of these changes might be the location in which a person lives. If a family decides they need to move, whether it is for financial reasons, education reasons or for support by other family members, there are many things that need to be considered. A very important consideration is child custody.
Many parents in Milwaukee share child custody with another parent. If the custodial parent decides they want to move, it isn't as simple as packing your bags and leaving. When another parent has partial custody of their children, the custodial parent may need to petition the Court to get permission to move. While every area and state can be different, it is important to make sure that moving out of the area with your children doesn't violate a custody order.
A petition is usually used to tell the Court that one parent hopes to move away with the children. The court could ask the parent to give reasoning for the move and propose an alternate custody arrangement, as not to impose too much on the other parent's rights to see their children. Often, a move for a better job isn't a sufficient reason. The Court will likely take into account what is in the best interest of the children, not what is best for the parent that wants to move.
An experienced family law attorney can help those who want to relocate work through child custody issues in Milwaukee. Making sure all the proper legal documents are in place before a move is important to ensure a person doesn't run into legal trouble down the line.
Source: The Huffington Post, "How Do I Relocate After Obtaining Custody of My Children?," Eyal Talassazan, July 2, 2012