Parental Move Away Cases
If you are a parent who was awarded primary custody in your divorce and now seek to relocate out of state for work or school, under Pennsylvania's "Gruber standard," you must file a relocation petition with the court.
At the State College law firm of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C., we help men and women in central Pennsylvania communities such as Bellefonte, Altoona, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Clearfield, Williamsport, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bloomsburg who are seeking court approval of a parent relocation plan or to prevent a parent relocation that would pose a hardship or interfere with visitation rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can answer your questions and offer you the straightforward guidance you need.
When a Parent's Relocation Affects Custody and Visitation
The relocation of a parent can have a profound impact on the relationship with his or her child. It can also pose a financial hardship on the non-custodial parent, who may have to travel long distances to exercise visitation rights. Relocation will almost certainly require modification of the existing custody and visitation order.
All these things should be factored into the decision to relocate. The courts will almost certainly value parental rights and obligations over a job opportunity or relationship that requires a move.
The situation can become increasingly more complex, especially if the parent proposes to take a child out of the country. In these cases, it is vitally important to consult an experienced attorney who can work to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact the offices of Masorti & Donaldson, P.C. today for a free consultation.