How Will Relocating Impact Your Custody Agreement?

Are you getting remarried? Do you have an aging parent? Has your business relocated? There are dozens of reasons a move is a legitimate choice for your family. And, with each request, there is a reason you may oppose a move. For parents with shared custody, 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 Law Firm of Hauer & Snover, our attorneys represent parents who wish to move away as well as those who oppose these requests. We combine more than 40 years of legal practice, innovative and cutting-edge legal techniques, and an intimate knowledge of Michigan family law to represent you and obtain the best possible results for you and your loved ones.

To get the answers you need, consult with our lawyers today. Contact our Bloomfield Hills office by calling 248-258-0800.

What Does The Court Consider?

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
  • Improvement in the life of the child as a result of the move
  • It is clear that the relocation is not being undertaken in an effort to obtain more alimony, child support or to retaliate against the other parent

The court may require a custody hearing to ensure that a proposed child relocation is in the best interests of all children involved. 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.

Helping Families With Relocation Disputes

You deserve both time with your child and the opportunity to thrive. If you are struggling with a relocation or contesting a relocation, you can reach our firm online or call 248-258-0800