Relocating with a child is more difficult than most people expect. Many parents do not realize that they can't simply up and move with their child, and that court approval is necessary before doing so. If you are considering moving with your child - or if you are trying to stop the other parent from moving with your child - you should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney.
At Pritt & Pritt, PLLC, we assist clients in child relocation matters. To schedule an initial consultation with a Charleston parent/child relocation attorney, contact us online today.
Child Relocation in West Virginia: Understanding the Law
The court will look at a number of factors when determining whether to permit a relocation, but the single most important factor is how the move will impact the child. There has to be a legitimate reason for seeking to relocate. Relocating for a new job, for example, has merit. Relocating for a change of scenery probably does not.
Anytime a parent moves, he or she must file a notice of relocation with the court. Most of the time, there will be no objection unless the new location is in another school district - therefore directly impacting the child. A child custody and visitation modification is often necessary in relocation cases.
When a parent/child relocation is approved by the court, it is necessary to modify the other parent's visitation plan. Our law firm can assist with the modification and all other legal processes involved. Additionally, we assist military families in relocation matters, which can be especially complicated when overseas deployment is required. Contact our office today to speak with an experienced attorney.
Kelly Pritt is the contributing attorney to this content