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Conroe Parental Relocation Attorney

Montgomery County Child Relocation Attorney

Conroe Parental Relocation Lawyer Serving Montgomery County

Thanks largely to advances in technology, today's world is more connected than ever. As a result, it has never been easier to find career and educational opportunities far from home. If you are a divorced or unmarried parent, however, moving to a new city, state, or country following a divorce or breakup will also have a significant impact on your child. At The Bihm Firm, PLLC, we recognize the appeal of seeking new opportunities. Our team also realizes the importance of maintaining healthy parent-child relationships. We have the knowledge and skill to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your child.

Protecting Parental Rights in Willis and Magnolia

Under Texas law, in any divorce or legal action that affects the parent-child relationship, the court is likely to impose a geographic restriction regarding where the child may reside. The idea is to ensure that both parents are able to frequent contact with the child. This restriction may limit the child's residency to a specific county, adjacent counties, or school districts, for example. A parent who wishes to move just a short distance with the child may be able to do so, but a move of a longer distance is likely to require an agreement between the parents or an order of the court. If both parents agree to the move, it may proceed. If the non-moving parent does not give his or her consent, the parent who wishes to relocate may petition the court for approval.

When deciding on whether to allow a relocation, the court will consider a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • The reasons that the moving parent wishes to relocate
  • Whether the change will improve the quality of life for both the child and the moving parent
  • Each parent's compliance with and utilization of allotted parenting time (possession)
  • The degree to which reasonable parenting time for the non-moving parent can be preserved so he or she can maintain a healthy relationship with the child
  • The motivation of the opposing parent for contesting the move
  • Any instances of substance abuse, criminal activity, or domestic violence, not limited to acts directed toward or witnessed by the child.

The law provides that the motivations of each parent are important elements during relocation proceedings. A court is less likely to approve a move requested by a parent if it becomes clear that he or she is trying to prevent the child from spending time with the other parent out of spite.

Waller County Child Custody Lawyers

The attorneys at The Bihm Firm, PLLC, have been representing both mothers and fathers in all types of child custody proceedings for many years. We are proud to help parents seek new opportunities when appropriate, but we also recognize the importance of protecting parental rights. If your former spouse has filed a petition for a relocation and you are worried about how you will maintain a strong relationship with your child, we can help. Based on your unique circumstances, we are prepared to show the court that a relocation would compromise your rights as a parent and place your parent-child relationship in jeopardy.

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Child custody cases can be complex and may place tremendous strain on your family. If you have questions about relocations or changes of domicile, contact our office. Call 936-788-6100 for a free, no-obligation consultation at The Bihm Firm, PLLC. We are proud to represent clients in Conroe, Willis, Magnolia, Porter, Kingwood, Splendora, Cleveland, New Caney, The Woodlands, Montgomery County, Walker County, Waller County, Liberty County, and the surrounding areas.

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