When One Parent Wishes to Move Away
Children create a legal connection between parents. Because North Carolina laws encourage both parents to participate in the raising of children, even if you and your child's other parent are divorced or legally separated, both of you have obligations to each other with respect to your child. This can become complex when one parent wishes to relocate with the child.
At the Law Office of Christopher Johnson, we represent clients who want to relocate with their children, as well as those who seek to stop potential relocation. Often, these cases require strong, even aggressive, litigation on our firm's part. As your legal advocate, we will work diligently to protect your rights as a parent and help you achieve your goals.
North Carolina Family Law Attorney Working for You
These days, it is not uncommon for people to relocate in pursuit of employment or to be closer to certain family members. However, if relocating to another city or state will disrupt a court-approved custody agreement or visitation schedule, a post-divorce decree is necessary. The person wishing to relocate the child will need to present compelling reasons to the court.
When you visit our office in Wilmington, you will meet with attorney Christopher Johnson. He will listen to your situation, evaluate your case and explain your options. He has extensive experience in these types of cases and works to protect the affected child's best interests at all times.
Experienced Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
In certain circumstances, we may be able to negotiate an agreement with the other parent. For example, if the primary parent wishes to relocate, attorney Johnson may be able to get the other parent more parenting time in the summer or during holidays. However, we are not afraid to take cases to trial.
Through it all, our firm will work hard to help you maintain a meaningful and active relationship with your child. We never forget that your child's well-being is of the utmost importance.
To learn more about these types of cases, call 910-338-9854 or 888-870-6511, or contact Wilmington child relocation attorney Christopher Johnson online. Our firm welcomes the opportunity to work with you.