Opposing Child Relocation

In Mississippi child relocation cases, custody is the most important consideration. There is nothing you can do to stop a custodial parent from relocating with your child. Efforts to change the custodial status of the child following relocations are not successful.

This right of relocation for custodial parents can be extremely frustrating for noncustodial parents, who fear losing all access to their children. Your best strategy is probably to pursue modifications to your visitation agreement.

Altering the visitation agreement will firm up the right of the noncustodial parent to see the child. It may result in more time for the noncustodial parent during holidays and vacations. And it may hold the relocating parent responsible for paying transportation bills. But the modification will not change the fact that the other person is the primary custodian.

It is not difficult for custodial parents to relocate. They must merely report to the court within five days of relocating.

In cases where both parents have physical custody, the courts may re-examine the parental custody agreement to determine what is in the best interest of the child.

Relocation is often a bitter problem causing great heartache for noncustodial parents. Attorney Heidi Milam will be happy to discuss your situation and consider what your best options are going forward. Call our lawyer at her Southaven offices at 888-341-8136, or email her a note about your situation.