Relocating after a Military DivorceChild Custody and Relocation

A fact of life for many people who are divorcing, including members of the military, is that they will need to move around and relocate frequently. As a result, if you have children, you may need the assistance of an attorney to address child custody issues.

Some common concerns include:

Modifying Child Custody Award. You and your former spouse may already have an existing child custody award. However, if one parent moves to a different location, you will need the child custody award modified to reflect your new situation. For example, it may be impractical to do a 50-50 split.

Arranging for Transportation. If one parent moves to another state or other far away location, the parents will need to address how transportation will be arranged, who pays for it, and supervision for the child during travel.

Child Support Modifications. In some situations, one parent relocating may affect the amount of child support owed. You will want to discuss your specific case with an attorney to learn of any impacts.