A New Job Opportunity Doesn’t Guarantee Child Relocation

September 29th, 2017

A difficult case for any divorce attorney practicing in Hillsboro Oregon is child relocation. For more than four decades, Ronald Johnston has fought for mothers and fathers in family law matters including child relocation. 

The issue is very complex. Ronald Johnston understands both sides of child relocation and knows how to present evidence that will obtain the best result the law allows.

In Oregon, moving your child out of the country, to another state, or even to another town, is not automatically allowed. Parents should assume that they can’t move their child more than 60 miles away on their own volition.

To move more than 60 miles away, both parents must agree. If they don’t, then the court will decide the issue.

A common reason for a parent to relocate their child is a better employment opportunity. In deciding to allow a child to relocate, Oregon courts ask what is in the “best interest of the child.”

Sometimes, it’s not a higher paying job in another city, state, or country. What is in the best interest of the child is ultimately left to the discretion of the court.

If you’re looking to relocate your child or to stop your child from being relocated, contact Ronald Johnston as soon as possible. He’s a respected and experienced divorce attorney practicing in Hillsboro Oregon.

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