Missouri Parental Relocation Lawyers
Columbia has numerous teaching hospitals, universities and corporations. Individuals often move here for school or work, and leave for other opportunities. In today's transient society, it is important to consult with an experienced divorce attorney regarding the current relocation laws in your state.
At Knight & Salladay Law Offices, our Columbia child relocation lawyers dedicate substantial time, talent and resources to helping clients achieve their goals. We provide comprehensive family law representation and understand the complicated emotional and financial hardships you may be facing. Our relocation guidance extends to individuals who are thinking about moving with their children and want to know their rights and chances of success. Additionally, we provide representation for non-custodial parents who want to contest a relocation by the custodial parent.
Missouri has stringent requirements for allowing a divorced or never married parent to relocate. Very specific notice is required for relocations even less than 30 miles away. At least 60 days' notice in writing by certified mail must be given to the other parent. The notice must contain specific information regarding the proposed move, including:
- Reasons for the move
- New address of custodial parent
- Changes to the visitation schedule
Failure to give notice can result in losing custody of your child(ren) and being assessed attorney fees by the other side.
Experienced Legal Team
Knight & Salladay Law Offices has been involved in many relocation cases. Our legal team can assist you with every aspect of your case, including:
- Preparing to relocate
- Negotiating a settlement
- Following the notice requirements regarding relocation
- Going to trial if relocation becomes a contested issue
Our experienced family law attorneys follow a client-centered approach. We take time to get to know our clients, their issues and their goals. We make sure that your notice to the other parent complies with Missouri law. We can also consult with you in advance regarding your chances of being able to relocate and help you negotiate a settlement that works for you and your family. In the event that relocation becomes a contested issue, we can also help make sure that you meet all of the time requirements for giving notice and prepare for a contested hearing.
Talk to a Lawyer Today
To learn how our legal team can help you with your issues, call 573-355-5592 or toll free at 888-458-5631 to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Or you may send us an e-mail.