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Relocation of Children

Following a divorce or legal separation, it is only natural for both parties to continue their lives separately and in many cases move away from each other. But when a divorced or separated parent decides to move away with a child, legal hang-ups can prevent such a move.

If you are the custodial parent of a child and are considering moving away and permanently relocating your child, contact the law office of the Tucson family lawyer to discuss your legal rights.

The state of Arizona recognizes the rights of non-custodial parents (with or without custody) to have reasonable amounts of time with their child. If you are the custodial parent of a child and you wish to relocate, you must notify the other parent at least 60 days in advance of the move. Within 30 days of being notified, the non-custodial parent has the right to request a hearing for a judge to determine whether the move is in the best interests of the child.

At this hearing, the judge will evaluate the following factors, per Arizona statues 25-40:

The relocation of a child can result in a very complex legal battle. If you would like to discuss the potential relocation of your child, contact the law office of the Tucson family lawyer today.