Attorneys Helping You Understand Relocation Requests

Custody matters in Fargo-Moorhead often involve relocation concerns. Some people may not realize this, but, if you are the custodial parent and wish to move from North Dakota to Minnesota, or to any other state, you will need the court's permission before you move with the child. If you simply move and do not take steps to get approval, you could find yourself facing serious problems.

The attorneys at Melinda Weerts Law, PLLC, handle relocation matters for clients throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Because we are licensed in both states, we know the requirements in place that you must meet before you will be able to move. We help you understand your options, and work together with you and your co-parent to facilitate or contest relocations.

Relocation Laws Differ In Minnesota And North Dakota

There are different laws that apply whether the move is in-state or out of state, and also depending upon where your custody case was initially decided. The court is still going to place a great deal of emphasis on the best interests of the child. They may examine the reasons behind the relocation request, which may include:

  • Needing to relocate for work reasons
  • Moving due to remarriage
  • Seeking better educational opportunities for the kids
  • Moving to be closer to other relatives

The reasons for the move will need to be balanced against what the court feels is in the best interests of the children. They will want to see what sort of relationship the kids will have with the noncustodial parent, and what sort of modifications may be needed in order to make the arrangement work.

Whether you are seeking approval to relocate, or wish to prevent your child from moving out of the area, you will need an experienced lawyer to help you with your claims. Our team has more than two decades of experience in family law, and will work with you to help you throughout your case.

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We want to help you protect the best interests of your children. To meet with one of our attorneys, please call our Fargo office at 701-297-2234 or send us an email.