Moving Children Out of State
The process of moving children out of State (Louisiana), usually called child relocation or removal, is often confusing. As a custodial parent, you do not need the court’s permission to travel out of state for a vacation, trip or any other temporary reason. You do need to get the consent of the Court if you wish to move out of state permanently.
How do you file for relocation? Our attorneys are experienced in helping parents file for relocation. In addition, you can oppose the removal of your children from the state.
Showing or Contesting Good Faith Reasons to Relocate
If the parent wanting to relocate shows a good faith reason to leave. Then the burden shifts to the opposing parent to show how relocation is against the best interests of the child.
Parents who oppose relocation can challenge the good faith reason. You must show that the move is not made in good faith or how the distance between the child and opposing parent will be detrimental. Relocation often results in long distances separating child and parent. You will need an experienced and fast acting lawyer to present your case to the Court.
Modifications after Relocation:
Relocation could result in a long distance between the noncustodial parent and the children. Our attorneys can help you file for modifications to the visitation, child custody and parenting time schedules. For instance, under a new parenting schedule the child could spend less frequent but longer durations of time with the noncustodial parent.