Massachusetts Family Law Attorneys
How Does Relocation Affect Child Custody?

How Does Relocation Affect Custody?

It’s a sensitive issue when children move away, and parents often wonder how relocating will affect their custody or parenting arrangement. Relocation is governed by Massachusetts general law, Chapter 208, Section 30. It says that a minor child of divorced parents whose custody and maintenance a court has jurisdiction over shall not be removed out of Massachusetts without the consent of both parents or a court order.

So, the question is: Will a move affect my parenting plan? Absolutely.

It may be that instead of having a dinner a week and rotating weekends that you end up with two-thirds of the summer, all of the holiday breaks, the majority of the vacations—but you are not getting as much during the traditional school weeks. There are a lot of creative ways it can be done, but the court’s goal is for a child to have a relationship with both parents. If there’s a firm that will fight tooth and nail to get you that parenting time, it’s Miller Law Group. When removal or children are moving out of state comes up, we’re creative with ways it can be done.

We Know Family Law

How Our Firm Can Help with Divorce

Learn how our firm works with you to help reach your goals and come up with an agreement regarding the divorce.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.