Cobb County Lawyer for Parent Relocation
Over time, there may be circumstantial changes where one parent seeks to relocate and move with his or her child(ren). There is a specific process in the state of Georgia for parental relocation, and our firm can assist you with this process.
The law office of F. Marian Weeks represents mothers and fathers in matters involving parental relocation, custody, parenting plans and visitation. Our firm is exclusively dedicated to handling family law matters and is committed to providing high-level services for clients.
Our lawyer, Marian Weeks, has more than 30 years of experience. She is an experienced trial lawyer and mediator, with the skills, knowledge and understanding to handle even the most complicated family law matters. She provides strong advocacy for her clients and will make certain that your best interests are protected at all times.
Relocation Process in Georgia
If one parent wants to seek relocation after the parenting plan has been made, he or she must give a 30-day notice to the other parent. Within the 30 days, the other parent has time to file a modification for custody and parenting time. When one parent seeks to relocate, the courts will look at a number of different issues, some including:
- Child's ties to the community (social, religious, etc.)
- Family (aunts, uncles, cousins)
- Circumstances of the move
Under no circumstances can a decision be made in a parenting plan for a child moving or not moving at a later date. For instance, a parenting plan cannot state that in the future, if the custodial parent moves, he or she will get to take the children. Relocations are determined by the court at the time of the request. Also, children over the age of 14 can make an election whether or not they want to move, and their election will be considered as long as it is in their best interests.
Also Serving Paulding County and Cherokee County — Attorney for Move Aways
To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, please contact our firm at 770-884-6296 or 866-435-8732. Our Cobb County attorney for parent relocation serves clients throughout the Marietta, Georgia, areas of Cobb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Douglas County, Paulding County and Bartow County.