17040 El Camino Real
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Houston, TX 77058
Telephone: 281-486-5066
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Parental Relocation Modifications

Moving between cities or across state lines is an increasingly common part of modern life, particularly among professionals seeking better job prospects. But when you have partial custody of children after divorce, your ability to relocate is affected.

Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C. is a family law firm with experience dealing in custody laws, including those involving geographic restrictions and parental relocation suits. If you are concerned about how a move may affect your children, contact us for legal counsel and representation.

Geographic Restrictions and Relocation Suits

The Texas Family Code states that a child’s best interests are the primary consideration of the court when it comes to issues of custody and access to a child. As such, most arrangements allow for children to have frequent and continuing contact with both parents so long as the parents are shown to act in the child’s best interests and provide a safe and stable environment.

This means that Texas courts are authorized to impose geographic restrictions on a child’s residence, allowing the court to decide where a child can reside. Such a restriction can prevent a parent from moving with the child, and Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C. can help you to file for such a restriction. We can also help you in cases where your ex has petitioned for such a restriction to be placed upon you.

A Trusted Galveston Family Law Attorney

Wilfried P. Schmitz is more than a divorce lawyer. He is a board-certified family law attorney with more than 30 years of experience in many aspects of family law, from filing for divorce through settlement negotiations, post-divorce modifications, issues of paternity testing and parental rights, and relocation suits/geographic restrictions.

If you need help with any of these or other family law concerns, contact our firm today. We will be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your individual needs and provide legal counsel and, if necessary, representation to help protect your interests.

Call 281-486-5066 to learn more about our family law services.

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