Married couples can move as they please, as can single individuals. It is when two people are divorced that this can sometimes become complicated.
After all, if that couple had children, one of the major parts of the divorce is just dividing up custody of the kids. This custody schedule would likely include exchanging the children between each household. Courts do prefer to give out shared custody when possible, rather than sole custody.
As long as the co-parents live close together, they can adhere to the court order and the schedule that was created. But if one person moves, then this could make it impossible for the other person to still see their kids. They could then object to the move on the grounds that it would violate their rights as a parent.
What type of reason can you give that demonstrates good faith?
In a case like this, the court may ask you for the reason that you would like to move. They’re trying to keep you from violating the court order for no reason or simply to keep the children away from your ex. But if you can provide a good-faith reason to move, then they may be willing to modify it to give you that opportunity.
Examples of reasons to move include things like taking a better job, seeking a better standard of living, moving closer to extended family members or going to school and furthering your own education.
Understanding your legal options when you hope to relocate post-divorce
Post-divorce life can get complicated, and so it’s important for anyone who is going through a divorce to understand exactly what legal options they have.