After a divorce, you may wish to relocate with your child, for one reason or another. This is perfectly fine, however, you must ensure you do so in accordance with the law, for if you do not, it may adversely impact your child custody agreement. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland family law attorney to learn more about child relocation and how our firm can help you and your family. Here are some of the questions you may have:
The answer to this question largely depends on the distance by which you wish to relocate. If you are looking to move only a short while away and within state lines, there is a very good chance that you will not have to request court permission to relocate. However, if you are looking to move out of state or somewhere that would otherwise make it extremely challenging or unreasonable for your former spouse to abide by your initial child custody agreement, you must either receive your spouse's permission to move, or the courts must grant your request for child relocation.
First, you should understand that Maryland courts will be primarily concerned with the best interests of your child. For this very reason, they will consider the following when determining whether you relocating with your child would benefit your child emotionally, economically, educationally, or socially:
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