Recently Utah law has changed concerning relocation of a parent more than 150 miles away from where you are currently living. These changes affect your post divorce legal issues and custody of your children should you decide to move more than 150 miles away from your current residence. There are a lot of legal issues revolving around relocation and your post divorce issues.
Usually a petition to modify the divorce decree is accompanied with the relocation notice. The reason for this is because custody of the children will have to change because the relocating parent will no longer be able to allow or deliver the children for the regular parenting time as outlined in the divorce decree. A petition to modify the divorce decree will help rectify this problem and will secure that custody of the children is correctly set up moving forward with the divorce decree.
The main concern of a judge in a relocation situation will be the best interest of the child or children. This will enable you to provide evidence and testimony why the children should move with your or stay in Utah. Some likely items the judge will consider include;
- The Best Interest of the Child
- The reason for the move
- Relationship of the child with the other parent
- The other parent’s involvement with the child on a day to day basis
- Quality of life in the new area
This are just some of the items the judge will consider. Give us a call today for a free consultation at (801) 475-0123.