Parent/Child Relocation

Practical, Action-Oriented Oregon Family Law Attorneys

Some of the most intense post-divorce disputes involve a custodial parent’s attempts to move with the children. Out-of-state moves and relocations to other Oregon cities may be justifiable under a range of circumstances. Judges always evaluate moves based on whether they are in the best interests of the children, not the parents.

We have represented both divorced parents targeting relocation with their children and non-custodial parents contesting such moves. Our proven lawyers are very experienced in family law. We have years of insight and knowledge insight into the tendencies of specific courts and officials in the greater Portland area.

Under Oregon law, any custodial parent must give notification well in advance of plans to move children outside a 60-mile radius of the current home. This notice must be provided to the court and to the non-custodial parent. The non-custodial parent then has the right to vigorously contest relocation.

Prepared to Effectively Support or Challenge a Move-Away with Children

Our substantial experience with parent-child relocation and other post-divorce issues enables us to:

  • Build your case for relocation based on solid evidence showing the move will be in the children’s best interests — often because it will increase family income, open new opportunities, or substantially improve children’s living circumstances
  • Effectively contest a relocation that will unduly disrupt your parenting time and involvement without significant benefit to your children
  • Suggest innovative compromises and solutions that may allow the move but also require parenting time, child support, and/or other modifications of orders

Turn to Our Family Lawyers for Balanced, Dependable Counsel

The widespread economic downturn in recent years has made mobility essential to many people’s livelihoods. Simply stated, some people have to move to make a decent living. In other situations, strife between ex-spouses leads people to ignore the law and the other parents’ rights.

At Oliveros Law Group, we offer honest, straightforward counsel on parental relocation with children. We are prepared to take decisive action on your behalf. For a consultation on your specific case, contact one of our attorneys.

Our conveniently located law firm in Clackamas represent clients throughout Portland and across Oregon, including Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County. Many of our clients live and work in communities such as Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Milwaukie, Gladstone, Gresham, Wilsonville, and Sandy. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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