Sometimes a parent moves during the summer without thinking of the law, and other times a parent may move, or seek to move, to deliberately put distance between the children and the other parent. It is one of the possible byproducts of divorce and shared-custody that one parent wants to move with the children. It is also possible that your children have moved to a new school district, or even out of state, without your consent.
For many reasons, innocent or calculated, in our area, and throughout the State of Washington, a new school year can bring about a dramatic change that might require a legal response.
The presumption that a child can be moved just because he or she is in the primary care of one of the parents can be rebutted by evidence presented on a variety of different statutory factors that a Washington family court must show it has considered. This is very important information with which to be armed as to choose whether to accept or oppose a relocation of your children.
Do not let your children be moved away from you if you do not want to agree. Spokane divorce attorney Craig Mason has fought relocation issues for committed parents for many, many years. He will fight for your child custody and visitation rights. Please take a minute today and make an appointment to visit with Craig and his staff at the office located at West 1707 Broadway. Call (509) 443-3681.