This post is written to conclude and recap our series on the handling of child relocation cases in Little Rock, Arkansas. We felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that most parents can feel overwhelmed at the possibility of their child moving out of state. This feeling of concern will likely be felt whether one is requesting a move or opposing it. The goal of our recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their options. It has also been our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. The issues which we have analyzed included:
- When Arkansas Courts will allow a child to move out of state
- Filing a Motion to move a child out of state
- How discovery impacts child relocation cases
- How parents must conduct themselves of a child relocation case
- Opposing a child relocation request
There are several reasons why we chose to address these topics. First, a parent must understand that the Court will not allow them to move simply because they want to. The Court will only grant such a request when it is shown to be in the best interests of the child. Second, a parent may not move without first gaining permission from the Court. The filing of a Motion is the first step in gaining that permission. Third, it is important to have evidence which supports the request for a move. Discovery is the process through which that evidence is gathered. Fourth, if parents do not properly conduct themselves, after Court proceedings have concluded, then they may find themselves having to re-appear before the Judge. Finally, a parent must understand that they have options when it comes to opposing a move away request.
If you or a family member are dealing with a case, which involves moving a child out of state, then contact our office today to speak with a Little Rock child relocation lawyer. We believe that everyone is entitled to aggressive representation and we are ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.