Raleigh Divorce Law Firm
Get help resolving family law issues now. Call for a consultation:

PLEASE NOTE: Our office is open for business as usual but in these unprecedented times, the team at Raleigh Divorce Law Firm is taking proactive steps to protect our team, clients and colleagues as well as do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We have taken measures to limit the number of people physically in the office and have been working with clients to handle meetings by phone and utilize other technological methods to communicate when necessary. Our office location does not share space with any other businesses so there is a limited amount of traffic in and out of the office. We sanitize our conference rooms after each use so they are clean and ready for the next client.

There are currently courthouse policies state-wide that involve the postponing of trial dates within the next thirty days and we are working diligently to make sure our existing clients are notified about this and to reschedule any affected court dates. We continue to remain committed to providing quality legal services. Our phone and computer systems have the ability to operate remotely, should that become necessary at any point in the future. Additionally, we utilize a secure network and have an IT team dedicated to protecting our client’s privacy and security while allowing our attorneys, paralegals, and staff the opportunity to work from home if needed.

If you are a current client of the firm or a prospective client, please be assured that we continue to have the ability to effectively represent you. Please feel free to call or email us anytime, and we will continue to be available to serve your needs.

Don't make these mistakes if you want to relocate with your kids

Divorce and moving are two of the most stressful life events people go through; unfortunately, they are not uncommon. In fact, many readers of this blog may be going through a divorce and a move in the same year.

As stressful as these situations already are, they can become even more so if you make a mistake with regard to relocating with your kids. Below are some mistakes you do not want to make if you have custody of your children and plan to move in the coming weeks or months.

  • Don't move without permission. In most cases, specific location restrictions will be noted in your parenting plan and you will need to secure a custody modification from the courts if you want to make any changes. Further, there are strict laws in place that prohibit parents from leaving the state and country with a child without the consent of the other parent. Even if you are the custodial parent, you should not move away without getting permission first. 
  • Don't assume all reasons for relocation are equal. The courts will take your reasons for relocation into account when considering a motion to modify custody and whether a move is in the best interests of the child. Be prepared to defend your reasons for relocation, especially if they are personal versus professional.
  • Don't minimize the impact relocation has on your child. Your child may still be adjusting to a new custody arrangement; uprooting him to move to a completely new place is not something you should do lightly. When considering relocation, think carefully about how your child will be affected by the move and whether it is in his or her best interests.
  • Don't expect your ex to make all the adjustments. If you are the one relocating, be prepared to reassess visitation schedules. You may need to spend longer stretches of time without your child or pay travel expenses for your child to visit the other parent.

It is also important that you understand your right to have legal representation as you navigate the legal system. Situations involving child custody modifications and relocation can be particularly complicated, and legal counsel can help you avoid these and other costly mistakes.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule A Consult

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

8341 Bandford Way, Suite 1
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 919-256-3970
Fax: 919-256-3971
Raleigh Law Office Map