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Baton Rouge Area Attorney For Child Relocation Disputes

Life goes on after divorce or the establishment of paternity with visitation rights. There are many reasons why a primary custodial parent may wish to move away with children — including better employment, closer proximity to other family members and the desire for a “fresh start” somewhere else. But what happens if this family relocation would interfere with the other parent’s time with children?

Helpful, Balanced Guidance For Parents In Move-Away Situations

Child custody in Louisiana does not include unlimited rights to relocate with children. Noncustodial mothers’ and fathers’ rights also carry weight with the court, which will decide any relocation dispute based on its view of children’s best interests. We at Friley & Dugas, LLC, are dedicated family law attorneys whose child relocation knowledge will be invaluable if you are:

  • A custodial parent preparing to move out of Louisiana or any considerable distance away, which will require giving proper notice and gaining the consent of the other parent or obtaining the court’s permission to proceed
  • A parent who wants to challenge and prevent a move-away or, alternatively, to reach terms that enable you to maintain access and close relationships with your children

We fully understand all that you may have on the line in a child relocation matter. Such cases are sometimes hard-fought, and you will never be left on your own to face a tough decision if we represent you. You can depend on us to be honest and realistic in assessing the strength of your position.

Protecting Your Rights In Negotiations, Mediation Or Litigation

Even complex family relocation disputes can often be resolved through negotiation or mediation. In some cases, modifications of visitation orders, child support or other orders are instrumental in resolving the dispute fairly without litigation. Across our practice through the Baton Rouge area, we protect each client’s rights vigorously while always seeking the most cost-effective solutions.

Do you have questions about your legal right to move with kids? Were you shocked by a decision or plan to move with your child? For the focused, proven legal help you need in this pivotal time, call 866-915-0586 or contact us online and request a consultation.