New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
As a divorced parent considering relocating, it can be difficult when a child custody agreement is keeping a parent tied to their spouse after a divorce. Due to busy schedules during the school year, divorced parents are sometimes stuck with summer moves, when the cost to do so is the highest. Local New Orleans divorce attorney, Will Beaumont, advises divorced parents to research rules applying to moving out of the state of Louisiana with children so they can save on relocation expenses.
The summer months are rapidly approaching. According to the American Moving & Storage Association, June, July, and August are the most costly months to move, due to high demand. With the advice of an experienced attorney, a divorced parent can plan ahead and secure lower rates, without breaking any legal agreements.
First, to relocate, a parent may be legally obligated to comply with the relocation statute. There are two steps to this process. As primary custodian of the child, a parent must give their former spouse formal notice of the proposed relocation. (It is possible that relocation will then be discussed in a court hearing to present the petition for legal authorization to move.) This notice must be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested at least 60 days before the proposed relocation.
“Although this seems like a reasonable legal process, many parents who are not the primary custodian or have joint custody will oppose the process in court,” says Beaumont. This may change the current custody agreement indefinitely. “It is helpful to understand the laws that guide this process, which a New Orleans divorce lawyer will likely be able to provide.”
If a court grants relocation, the court may also order that further information will have to be provided. This may include the moving party’s intended residence, and, if known, the specific address of residence, and then also the date of relocation. A New Orleans divorce lawyer will likely also be able to draft a statement explaining the reasons for relocation along with a newly proposed visitation schedule.
“Legal processes are more efficient and effective with a New Orleans divorce attorney,” says Beaumont. “With help, you can ensure that you’re complying with all the laws that protect parental rights.”
The above is informational only, not legal advice.
Attorney William H. Beaumont is a family attorney in New Orleans, La. He provides clients with extensive knowledge of Louisiana’s family and divorce law. He works to educate his clients on their rights and work as a legal advocate on their behalf through proceedings.
To learn more about Will Beaumont’s legal services as a New Orleans divorce lawyer, parents can visit http://www.beaumontdivorce.com or contact the offices at Beaumont Divorce: 3801 Canal St #207, New Orleans, LA 70119. For an appointment call (504) 483-8008.