It is not uncommon for one or both parents to relocate in the event of a divorce. This situation can be for the best, but in other cases it can cause trauma to the child. This change will sometimes cause professionals and parents to be concerned about the amount of time during visits and the length of time between visits. It can be easy to feel like face-time, email, and Skype is enough personal contact to connect, but the cost may be greater than expected with the loss of frequent contact.
There are many issues that a family dealing with re-location may encounter:
Dealing with limited parenting time: A child’s time with their other parent may be minimal or non-existent. This all depends on the situation. The other parent is likely to have a job, and that may limit the number of allotted visits.
The inconvenience of affording travel expenses: The noncustodial parent will most likely have to travel to where the child lives for visitations. This may require the additional costs of a hotel, as well as possibly a rental car. It may be fun initially, but over time it may begin to get old.
It is important for parents to realize that in a variety of situations, relocation can be blocked if it is deemed to not be in the best interest of the child. The next blog will cover some additional complications to parental relocation.
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