Parental relocation issues can be very complicated. It is difficult to balance the potential financial and emotional benefits associated with one parent’s relocation with the other parent’s right to maintain regular contact and a meaningful relationship with the children. As a result, parental relocation requests are often contested by the other parent.
This page will provide you with a basic overview of how Ohio law impacts parental location disputes, but it cannot advise you about your particular case. The best way to find out about your options is to speak with Mr. John Heilbrun in person. Please call 513-370-2312 today to schedule your free parental relocation consultation.
Factors Considered in Parental Relocation Cases
Parental relocation typically requires a modification of child custody, visitation, and child support terms established during the divorce. These issues must be resolved before the court will approve a relocation request. In some instances, this may involve granting one of the parents additional visitation/parenting time rights during summer vacations and school holidays.
The court will consider a variety of factors when deciding whether to approve a parental location that will result in the child moving away with the relocating parent, including:
- Distance of the move and the impact it will have on the quantity and quality of time the child will be able to spend with the non-relocating parent
- Relationship between the child and each parent, including the role the non-relocating parent currently plays in the child’s life
- Each parent’s reason for seeking or opposing relocation
- Possible alternative child custody arrangements that will enable the non-relocating parent to spend meaningful time with the child
- The educational, economic, or emotional benefits of relocation on the child
John Heilbrun Can Help
John Heilbrun has 30 plus years’ experience helping parents in the Cincinnati area with parental relocation disputes:
- He can help the relocating parent file all paperwork properly and present a compelling argument as to why relocation will be in the best interests of the children
- He can help non-relocating parents object to relocation requests and make sure their rights are protected throughout the entire process
Whenever possible, Mr. Heilbrun will seek to help parents resolve relocation disputes by agreement in order to facilitate a smooth transition for the children. However, he is prepared to fight aggressively to protect your rights in court when necessary.
Please contact the Law Office of John Heilbrun today to schedule your parental relocation consultation. We serve clients in Cincinnati, Hyde Park, Blue Ash, and Lebanon, Ohio.