When a parent wants to take a child and move away, whether to a different part of Virginia, to a different state or to a foreign country, many questions come up. What will custody arrangements be? What about visitation? If you are the noncustodial parent, how can you make sure you remain an important part of your child's life? To get answers to these questions, it is important to speak with an experienced Virginia family law attorney.
At Maddox & Gerock, P.C., we represent parents in relocation cases. Our lawyers assist parents on either side of the coin: custodial parents who want to move, and noncustodial parents trying to block relocation. Whoever our client is, we always keep the best interests of the child or children foremost in our minds.
To speak with an experienced, compassionate Virginia child relocation attorney, call (703) 883-8035 or contact our Falls Church/McLean office online.
Common Reasons for Relocation
A separated or divorced parent who has custody of the children may wish to take the child out of state or even out of the country for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Career changes
- To seek medical treatment
- To pursue educational opportunities
In these cases, the noncustodial parent is likely to object, expressing concerns about maintaining a healthy relationship with the child. Our attorneys understand the legitimate concerns of both parents, and we do our best to come to a resolution that works for everyone.
Special Considerations for Out of State and International Relocations
When one parent wants to move to another state or another country, it is essential to consult a law firm with the ability to understand the laws of many jurisdictions. Our lawyers are highly skilled and have access to a broad network of family law attorneys in other states and nations who can assist us in these complex cases.
Contact Our Family Law Attorneys
If you want to relocate with your child, or if you are fighting to have your child remain close to you, we are ready to help. To schedule a consultation, call (703) 883-8035 or contact our law firm online. We serve clients in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, the District of Columbia and across Northern Virginia.