Helping Parents With Relocations
Michigan law requires custodial parents to obtain a court order to move a child more than 100 miles away from the other parent or to another state. At the Michigan law firm of Hauer & Snover, our attorneys represent parents who wish to move away as well as those who oppose these requests.
Issues in Relocation
Parents justify or oppose relocation requests with a variety of reasons, including:
- New job in another state
- Disruption in visitation schedule
Conditions for Approval of Child Relocation
A relocation, also known in Michigan as a change of domicile, may be approved by the court if certain conditions are met. These include developing parenting time schedules that are reasonable and can be implemented, a demonstrated improvement in the life of the child as a result of the move, and clear proof that the relocation is not being undertaken in an effort to obtain more alimony or child support or to retaliate against the other parent.
Court Hearings in Relocation Matters
The court may require a custody hearing to ensure that a proposed relocation is in the best interests of the child. Our attorneys represent parents seeking to relocate as well as parents who oppose a proposed relocation. We will be at your side for every hearing, making a compelling case for protecting your rights and the best interests of your child.
Contact an Oakland County Lawyer
For more information about relocation/change of domicile, contact Hauer & Snover. Call us at 248-566-6780 or toll free at