League City Parental Relocation Lawyer

Distance changes a child's relationship with his or her parents. When a child does not have frequent contact with a mother or father, emotional needs, physical needs and development might be affected. Using Skype, FaceTime or another voice-over-IP service might be helpful in maintaining communication. It is not quite the same as being in the same place, but nonetheless, the court might require regular communication using a VoIP service. This is just one of many issues that parents must address when one parent is considering relocation.

Whether the custodial or noncustodial parent is seeking to relocate, a petition to modify orders will likely have to be filed. If the custodial parent is seeking to relocate, he or she will have to notify the noncustodial parent in compliance with the final divorce decree. The noncustodial parent has the right to request a court hearing.

It is possible to avoid court proceedings, but disputes often arise, especially when children and/or money are involved. Maybe you are moving for a higher paying job. If so, your ex-spouse might ask for more child support and/or spousal support. If you are the custodial parent seeking to relocate a great distance with your child, you should expect strong resistance from the other parent.

Relocation And Custody Modifications In Texas — Call Apffel Law Firm

Attorney E. A. "Trey" Apffel III is a board-certified civil trial lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with over 30 years of experience. His abilities in court and at the negotiation table are well-known throughout the Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston to Houston. With offices in League City, our firm serves clients throughout the region.

Custody is often a major issue in cases involving a parent whose job requires mobility. Government contractor, oil industry employee and military personnel divorces may require relocation and modification of agreements within just a few months of the final divorce decree.

At Apffel Law Firm, we will help you make sense of complicated situations and do what is best for your children's best interests and your parental rights. We will help the court accurately evaluate your existing relationship with your child, the real benefits of financial opportunities for the moving parent, your child's ties to his or her current location, and your child's relationships with extended family. All will have an effect on the modification of custody and support orders.

Get Representation You Can Trust

Contact our office at 281-724-4701 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with League City relocation attorney Trey Apffel. We will handle your case as if it were our personal case.