Compassionate Counsel in Difficult Situations
The relocation of your children outside the boundaries and jurisdiction of the Nebraska courts is one of the most difficult issues that can come up in a divorce or modification proceeding. It is important for your lawyer to take the time to gain a full and precise understanding of your unique situation. At The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O., we know there are many different reasons you or your ex-spouse may be interested in relocation or removal of your minor children from the jurisdiction of your divorce decree.
We will educate you on what is required for the relocation or removal of the minor children, how to fight against it if necessary, the possible consequences of relocation, the complicated process and the potential legal battle ahead.
Nebraska courts have identified a number of factors that judges must consider when ruling on relocation matters. They must determine the legitimacy of the parent’s reason for requesting the relocation, and they must determine that the relocation is in your child(ren)’s best interests. Judges will closely examine the parent’s motivations and necessity for relocation. The entire process can take a heavy toll on parents and children. The ability to relocate with custody of a child has become increasingly difficult in recent years.
Call us at The Law Offices of James A. Adams, P.C., L.L.O. today to schedule a meeting. We are available toll free at 800-561-9043. You may also contact us online to schedule an appointment to meet with attorney James Adams — a decisive and influential Omaha relocation attorney.
Aggressive Representation When You Need it Most
Becoming informed and educated about the various issues involved in a child custody relocation case is vital. Mr. Adams has more than 21 years of experience advocating for and protecting the rights of fathers in Nebraska. Just because your ex-wife decides that your child(ren) can be better cared for if she moves out of state to a new job or to be closer to family, that does not mean that it is in your children’s best interests. A custodial parent bears the burden of proof and must convince the courts that the move away is legitimate and will enhance your child’s life on the basis of several factors.
The judge will consider the following:
- Motivation and reasons for the move away
- Impacts on existing parental and familial relationships
- Impacts on existing custody and parenting plan agreements
- Impact on the child(ren) as it relates to existing communities, schools, friends, etc.
- Likelihood of continuing appropriate child-parent interaction and relationships
- Likelihood that the proposed move will enhance the child(ren)’s quality of life (education, standard of living, activities, proximity to extended family, etc.)
- The likelihood that the moving parent will foster and encourage the child(ren)’s relationship with the other parent
The issue of relocation can become particularly complicated in military divorces with matters of PCS orders.