If both parents have placement of a child, neither parent can move out of state with the child without following a very specific notice and consent procedure. The moving parent must provide specific written notice of the relocation. If the remaining parent objects, he/she must do so formally and try to prevent the child from moving. Unfortunately, moving parents do not always follow the procedure, and the other parent may not find out until plans are already made, or even after the move happens. Once the child has moved, it is nearly impossible to undo, so an objecting parent must do everything possible, immediately, to keep the child in-state. The court will then hold hearings, appoint a guardian ad litem for the child, and begin the investigation into the child’s best interest. Different standards apply depending on the amount of placement and custody held by the parents, and the statute governing child relocation is not particularly easy to understand. Therefore, it is extremely important to retain an experienced family lawyer immediately to help you build your case. I have litigated relocation cases in Dane and Sauk counties and am happy to consult with you on this issue.
I have been representing families in divorce for almost 30 years. I would be glad to discuss your concerns with a no cost, no obligation consultation. Should you be in the need of a divorce attorney whether for divorce or post-divorce matters please contact Attorney Mark L. Krueger in the Baraboo area at (608) 356-3961, Madison area at (608) 824-9540 or Statewide at (866) 455-2993. Please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com. Remember, at Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC we listen, we care, we get results!