Parental Relocation

Columbus Parental Relocation Attorneys

When a parent decides to move out of Ohio or wants to prevent an out-of-state move by another parent, the Dublin and Columbus parental relocation lawyers at Farlow & Associates, LLC, can help.

We understand the unique complications that arise when a custodial parent wishes to relocate with the child(ren). Our founding and principal attorney, Beverly J. Farlow, is well qualified to handle these complex matters. She has written and presented many seminars about child custody and parental relocation to educate other attorneys.

Bringing or Defending Against a Motion to Relocate

Every parental relocation case is different. Sometimes, parents can agree on an effective shared parenting schedule that accommodates the family after a move. Other times, the move request is unilateral, leaving the other parent asking: what now? Whatever your situation, it is best to seek the help of a well-qualified attorney and have changes to existing child custody arrangements approved by the court before you act.

Moving without permission from the court can have disastrous effects on your parental rights. For example, a noncustodial parent may be able to get an emergency order to bring his or her child back when the custodial parent relocates to another state without court permission. Ohio courts recognize that there are times when moves are in the best interests of the children. However, no matter how reasonable your situation, you must tell your story to the court and get an order before moving.

Handling Interstate Child Custody and Support Cases

Parental relocation often requires child support, visitation and child custody modification. Our Columbus parental relocation lawyers help clients negotiate for new custody, visitation and support arrangements. In some cases, this means extending the visitation rights of the noncustodial parent to include summers and school holidays.

Once a child is in another state for more than six months, the case may be moved to that state for purposes of enforcement or modification. The rules involved in interstate child custody and support cases are complex and require the help of an experienced family law attorney. At Farlow & Associates, LLC, we help clients who have moved to Ohio bring enforcement or modification actions in Ohio courts. We also offer support to out-of-state parents who have a child custody or child support case in Ohio.

Contact Our Dublin, Ohio, Child Relocation Lawyers

At Farlow & Associates, LLC, our clients expect prompt and attentive legal services — and our lawyers provide it cost effectively. To talk to a Dublin, Ohio, child relocation attorney, please contact our law firm by calling 614-734-1270.