This is the first post in a series which will discuss the legal process which parents must follow if they wish to relocate their child outside of Arkansas. We have decided to write on this issue due to the fact that there may be no topic which raises as much disagreement, between parents, as that of relocation. For understandable reasons, one parent is likely to be unhappy at the end of any Court proceedings. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help you to better understand both your rights and the legal process. It is also our goal to provide information which will help with the selection of a family law attorney. If you are in need of assistance then contact our office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.
We will be addressing a number of topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- When Courts will allow a child to relocate outside of Arkansas
- The process of filing a relocation request
- The importance of discovery in such matters
- How parents must conduct themselves after the Court has ruled
- Defending against relocation requests
We are addressing these topics for multiple reasons. First, the Court will consider several factors in deciding whether or not a child should be allowed to move away. Understanding these factors will help you determine whether or not you have a basis to relocate. Second, there is a substantial amount of information which should be included with a meritorious relocation request. Third, discovery is crucial to proving one’s case. Fourth, long-distance visitation can pose several challenges and it is important for parents to understand how they should handle these challenges. Finally, and for understandable reasons, the non-requesting parent is likely to oppose the move. Knowing how to properly mount an opposition is vital.
One point we cannot stress enough is that you should contact an attorney immediately if you wish to move your child out of state. These types of cases can result in drawn out legal battles and it is important that you understand the process which you are facing. Our Little Rock child relocation lawyers pride themselves on providing quality service and we are ready to assist you. Contact us today. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.