Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests
If you are a parent who wants to move your child out of state or more than fifty miles away from the other child’s parent, you must inform the other parent sixty days in advance. If you want to stop your child’s relocation, you have the right to challenge the relocation.
How Can I Relocate My Children Under Tennessee Law?
You must follow the procedures and adhere to the deadlines set forth by Tennessee law for parental relocation.
- How far do you want to move the children? If you want to move out of state or more than fifty miles, you must inform the child’s other parent and they may dispute the relocation.
- What is the reason for the move? You will also be asked to justify the reason for the relocation and you may need to negotiate a post-divorce modification. This may change your child support agreement.
- How is the child going to visit the other parent after the move? Determining when the child will travel and who will pay for travel costs often has a significant impact on parental relocation cases.
I Want to Argue Against My Children Being Relocated
If your former partner wants to move your children out of Tennessee or more than fifty miles away from their current location, they must seek your approval because you can dispute their choice to move. If you want to argue against this, we will help you defend your rights as a parent.