Move-Away & Relocation
In today's fast moving world, it
is not unusual for divorced or divorcing parents to be offered a new job in another state
or a different city. Sometimes parties want to move to be near family or to join a new
partner or spouse. Whatever the reason, the decision to relocate often causes a great deal
of anguish and fear.
Both parents may be afraid that the change will result in
the loss of custodial time with the children. There are financial ramifications especially
when travel plans for vacations and regular visits are costly and resources are limited.
Children also experience the stress and worry facing
their families during these challenging times. Through Mediation,
parents can work together to determine the best course for the family. They know their
children better than anyone else.
When Your World Turns Upside Down
Relocations are hard on divorced couples and their
children. When an ex-spouse decides to move away, the following issues are affected:
- Child custody and
visitation, including changing parenting and visitation arrangements
- Child support, including
changing monthly payments and shared responsibilities
modifications, to revise initial child custody or child support agreements.
Through the Mediation or Collaborative Divorce approach, you can revisit the
initial parenting plans and make modifications that better serve your family, avoiding the
time and expense of going back to court.
Attorney Judith C. Nesburn works with many families
facing this dilemma. She has approximately been practicing since 1986 in divorce and
family law disputes, helping many families resolve child custody and child visitation
Contact the Law
and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn for help addressing your move-away and child
|Attorney Judith Nesburn believes that Mediation or
Collaborative Law is the perfect forum for resolving troubling relocations issues. As a
prior Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Attorney Nesburn understands how painful child
custody modifications can be and is skilled in helping couples resolve both the financial
and emotional issues involved in "Move Away" matters.