The globalization of our culture has brought about new family dynamics for co-parents to navigate. Many parents have shared custody of their children while living in different states or even different countries. I won’t pretend this type of arrangement is always easy; an immense level of cooperation and communication is needed from both parents if they want to overcome their physical distance for the sake of their children. However, there are many co-parents who make it work, and you can be one of them.
One frequently asked question about international family law in St. Paul MN and child custody pertains to one parent’s relocation. Many parents wonder if this is an option for them, especially if they want to move back to their birth country post-divorce to live closer to their extended family. Promising job offers can also persuade a parent to make the move to another state. It’s not likely you’ll get your co-parent’s approval to relocate your child, so you may need to obtain legal permission through the courts.
There are many factors the courts will consider when deciding whether a custodial parent has the right to relocate with their child; you can learn more by reading my new article about the hurdles of international law as they pertain to child custody and relocation. I also discuss what happens when a parent abducts a child and flees to another country. You can click here to read the full article.