When One Parent Moves or Lives in Another State
These days, it is not uncommon for people to move from place to place. Work, educational opportunities, family and other factors frequently cause individuals to relocate. However, when someone who has been divorced moves, takes a child away from the other parent, or fails to honor a court order, significant legal issues must be addressed.
At Brasier Law we handle custody move aways and enforcement matters for custodial and non-custodial parents in Portland and Clark County, Washington. Recognizing that each situation is unique, we take the time to learn about each client. Our goal is to help you reach a favorable outcome to your legal matter while protecting the best interests of your child.
Handling Custody Move Aways
Any long distance move can be difficult. When that move involves one parent relocating a child to a distant location away from the other parent, the situation becomes even more complicated. The law typically requires the parent who is seeking child custody relocation over 60 miles away to notify the other parent or to obtain a court order.
If you are thinking about relocating with your child, or if you believe your child’s other parent is planning a move, it is important that you consult an experienced lawyer to learn about your rights. Our firm represents both parents who are interested in moving and who seek to prevent their child’s other parent from leaving.
Out-of-State Custody Enforcement
When you and your child live in one state and the other parent lives in another, it can be challenging to force the out-of-state parent to comply with a court order that originated in your home state. Out-of-state custody enforcement is a highly complex and technical area of the law. Even one minor mistake can cause you to lose your case.
Our firm has the experience and skill to help clients enforce Oregon and Washington custody orders as well as orders in other states. We will properly gather and complete all necessary paperwork, being mindful of your child’s well-being at all times.
Oregon & Washington Custody Move Away and Enforcement Attorney
To learn more about custody move aways and out-of-state enforcement, contact our office. We offer free phone consultations.
Our firm maintains two offices in Portland and serves clients throughout the Portland area and SW Washington. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We accept credit cards.