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Relocation Issues in Divorce Cases - Webinar

  • ID: 4327503
  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Be able to assess the best interest of the child and your clients when handling relocation issues in divorce cases.

While it is not uncommon for separated or divorced parents to relocate outside their county or state, relocations can have a significant impact on the custody of a child. Whether an attorney is representing the parent who intends to move or stay, this topic will help attorneys assess a clients chances of relocating with the child, address the legal and practical issues that may arise during relocation proceedings, and provide insights and practical examples of how to put their client in the best position to succeed in court.

The topic will highlight recent case law, as well as issues that are key to helping the Court determine whether allowing or blocking a relocation is in your clients favor. This information will benefit attorneys practicing in family law who want to ensure they best support their clients interests in a relocation case.
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Before Filing a Relocation Action
  • Assessing the Ability for a Parent to Relocate With Child (the Legal Factors)
  • Is There a Parenting Plan Already in Place and If so, How Will This Move Affect the Plan?
  • Foreseeing Issues Early (Assessing the Whole Situation)
  • Financial Factors: Ability to Support the Child, Travel Costs, etc.
  • Community Factors: Schools, Extended Family, Crime, etc.
  • Relationship Factors: Spouse, Child, Other Family Members Here and in the New Location
  • Assessing "Best Interest of the Child"
Filing Initial Action
  • Determining Jurisdiction and Where to File Action/Mediation
  • Determining Whether You Need to File an Emergency Action
  • Making a Persuasive Argument
Preparing the Case for Trial/Subsequent Litigation
  • Briefing- Proving That the Relocation Is Reasonable (or Not)
  • Hiring Experts: GALs, PEs and Their Role in the Process
  • Factors to Consider
Trial or Mediation
  • Long Distance Issues: Travel, Costs, etc.
  • Creating the New Parenting Plan
Case Studies/Examples
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Brent Bohan - McKinley Irvin
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