Relocating After Divorce
Can I move my children after a divorce?
There may be plenty of reasons someone may wish to relocate after a divorce. Maybe you moved to the specific area to be near your spouse? Perhaps you are emotionally drained and need to simply get away? Were you financially affected by your divorce proceedings and need to seek better work elsewhere? The list of why someone wishes to move is tremendous and most people have good intentions to better themselves when they wish to relocate. But what if your divorce decree does not allow you to relocate?
If there are children involved in your separation, it may be more difficult for you to move. The parent that is left behind may fight to keep you close-by so that they may continue to receive child support or alimony. If your divorce decree or final order restricts where you are able to move following a divorce, you can file for a modification to your decree.
Does your final order state you are not allowed to move or relocate? It may be important to consult with a lawyer.