In the aftermath of a divorce or separation, you or your spouse may decide to move far away to start a new life. Perhaps, for instance, you might want to return to your hometown to meet your parents or other close relatives. Or maybe your spouse may want to leave the state to be with his new girlfriend or to chase a new career opportunity. In either case, this geographical shift can have big ramifications for the divorce and child custody processes.
For instance, some of the questions that might need to be addressed include:
- How will the custody arrangement work, if you and the other parent are living in separate states?
- Where will the kids go to school?
- How will the actual court process work if one (or both) of you does not live locally?
- What should you do if your spouse violates your arrangement somehow?
- What should you do if you are worried that your spouse will abscond with your children – i.e. leave the jurisdiction without telling you or the court?
- What complications tend to occur when divorcing couples separate geographically?
- What if your spouse wants to leave not just the state but also the country?
For answers to these and other potentially relevant questions, call a qualified divorce attorney at the Toussaint Law Firm, PC, to set up a confidential consultation.