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In today's society, people are occasionally required to relocate for various reasons: employment, education, remarriage, proximity to specialized medical care or military service.
If the person moving is a divorced or single parent, the relocation can become an issue requiring approval by the family court in Houston. This is not easy. At The Law Office of Clint Chase, we can help you understand your rights and obligations, whether you wish to relocate and modify your parenting plan or you are contesting the move.
Whether seeking or contesting a relocation, fast action is usually necessary. Call our office in Houston today at (281) 536-7055 to schedule a consultation.
Texas family courts consider relocation as a substantial change to allow the modification of a parenting plan when it will significantly impair either parent's parenting time.
If you intend to move, you must give the child's other parent a minimum of 60 days advance notice, or the most notice practicable under the circumstances. We can help you understand your options if you wish to serve notice or you have received notice.
When modifying a plan, courts will try maintain the same proportion of parenting time. If it is impractical to maintain the same proportion of custodial responsibility, however, the court shall modify the parenting plan according to the following principles:
This is a sensitive issue that can cause heated disputes. If you want to learn more about your rights and options, please contact our Houston office for an initial consultation by calling (281) 536-7055