In Need of A Child Relocation Attorney in Rock Hill, SC?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our Rock Hill child relocation attorneys know that once a South Carolina divorce is finalized, the child custody agreement — or child custody order issued from the family law court — is set in stone. At least for now.
However, like most things in life, time goes on, and circumstances change. When they do, they may involve a move to a new neighborhood, city, county, or even state to be closer to a new job, better opportunities, or a more solid support system for the entire family.
Our York County family law attorneys also know that making a substantial move with your minor children requires more than making the decision to move. It requires the other parent’s permission. If you believe you are going to face resistance from your children’s other parent, contact our skilled child relocation attorneys in Rock Hill today to learn more about your legal rights and options to move away with your children — or keep them nearby – depending on which side of the courtroom you are on.
Our law firm represents parents who have primary custody of their children, and those who have visitation rights, so each side of the kids’ families can remain in their kids’ lives going forward.
How Can I Prove to the South Carolina Family Court That Relocating My Children Is In Their Best Interests?
When South Carolina parents divorce and share custody of their children, they are typically going to live in two different homes. In some cases, their houses are nearby, and in others, they could be hours away.
As long as both parents are in South Carolina, neither typically has any say in exactly where the other one lives. Where the parents live only becomes the other’s concern when one is considering relocating out of state with the children.
Depending on which side of the courtroom you are on — whether you are the primary custodian who wants to move with the children, or the non-custodial parent who wants to block the move — you must present evidence to a judge that legitimately supports your position.
This means proving the move is in the best interests of the children or demonstrating that the move will compromise their well-being. The bottom line is, your opinion is not going to be enough. This is why partnering with a skilled Rock Hill child relocation lawyer is in your best interest.
At David W. Martin Law Group, our child relocation attorneys in Rock Hill, South Carolina will help build your case, and submit evidence supporting your position to the court that may include:
- Documents outlining how much time the kids spend in your care.
- Personal accounts of your relationships with your children, including how integral you are to their support system.
- Witness testimony regarding the importance of the parent’s relationships with the kids.
- Proof of a promotion, or other positive, tangible growth and improvement that will only be realized with the move.
- Extenuating circumstances that require a move to be closer to family, physicians, or educational opportunities that will benefit the children.
Other important factors the South Carolina Family Courts will require from both parents include:
- The moving parent is presenting the opportunity in good faith, which means you are not threatening to move the children out of state to punish the other parent.
- The moving parent is committed to nurturing an ongoing relationship between the non-custodial parent and the children, which means he or she has outlined communication tools and provided a realistic substitute visitation arrangement.
- The parent opposing the move is against the move because any relocation would significantly harm their custody rights and the children’s best interests. This means they are not opposing the move to punish the custodial parent, and ensure their goals go unfulfilled.
Once we submit our complete case to the judge, the evidence will be fully reviewed, with key elements regarding the child’s quality of life, before approving or denying the relocation.
Until the ruling occurs, your existing custody agreement or order will remain in effect and completely enforceable.
Our Family Law Lawyers in Rock Hill Represent Clients For the Following Cases Also:
- Child Relocation
- Emergency Custody
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Fathers’ Rights
- Grands’ Parents Rights
- Property Division
- Uncontested Divorce
Do You Need a South Carolina Child Relocation Attorney to Present Your Case? We Can Help.
No matter which side of the argument you are on, whether you are the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent, we will build your case to pursue the best results for your unique circumstances.