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Relocation After Divorce

Posted by Diane Cherry, Managing Partner | Feb 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Georgia Relocation

Parenting Plans in Georgia typically require at least 30 days notice of an impending move to a former spouse.

Local moves may not warrant a modification of the Parenting Plan depending on the distance between parents and location of exchanges.  However, farther and out of state moves will require modification of the Parenting Plan and an updated Order.

Many people wonder if there is a way to prohibit a former spouse form relocating out of state.  The answer is you cannot.  However, you can change the terms of your Parenting Plan.  Changes may include a change of custody, modification of parenting time and days, and a reduction in child support due to travel expenses. 

Depending upon the reason for the relocation, the Court may or may not change custody to the other parent.  The key inquiry is how the move is likely to impact the child and whether it is in their best interests to relocate.

When the motive for relocation is to deprive the other parent of time with the children, the Court may award custody to the non-relocating parent.

Contact our experienced Georgia family law attorneys today to discuss your options if you or your former spouse is planning a move. 

About the Author

Diane Cherry, Managing Partner

I am an Atlanta area Family Law Attorney who has represented hundreds of clients in federal and state courts and administrative hearing cases throughout the State of Georgia.


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