Pennsylvania Laws Regarding Relocations Post Divorce

You want to do everything you can to provide for your children. Whether a new job opportunity has come up or your personal circumstances have changed, if you want to move to a new area, you will need permission from the court if you do not already have an agreement allowing the move. Due to recent changes in Pennsylvania law, you will need to act within a specified time period to do so. Our skilled lawyers can help ensure you meet these timeline restrictions.

At Bentley, Gibson, Kopecki, Smith, P.C., we help individuals interested in moving away with their children, and parents who want to stop child relocation in order to stay close to their kids. Taking a close look at your situation, our attorneys will help you come up with a plan that works.

Understanding Your Rights And Exploring Your Options

Again, the law regarding child and parental relocation has recently changed in Pennsylvania. Individuals must now meet specific criteria before the court will allow parents to move away. Whether you and your children are possibly moving out of state, out of town or out of the school district, our family law attorneys will take a look at your case and help you determine your rights and options, and what is best for your children.

There are very specific standards used to determine whether or not a child is allowed to move. In the end, the court is going to do what it feels is in the best interests of your children. If you want to relocate with your children, our lawyers will help you demonstrate how such a move would be beneficial. If your former spouse is threatening to move with your children, we will help you demonstrate how this will negatively impact your relationship with your children.

If the timing is not right — whether you want to move away with your children or whether you are contesting a move — if you do not act within the specified time periods, you can lose your case.

If the court does decide to grant child relocation, it will have a major impact on both your child custody and child support orders. We will help you through the child custody modification process, and make sure your orders change with your new situation.

Contact Our Family Law Lawyers

As real people who have been through divorce and managed these issues personally, our attorneys know how much you have on the line. Whether you are interested in relocation or you want your children to stay close to you, we are prepared to argue your case and engage in litigation in order to protect your parental rights. Contact our offices today for a free initial consultation. Call 610-685-8500 today.