Minnesota – What Happens When a Parent Wants to Move?

Family dynamics change drastically upon divorce. Sometimes that change involves one parent relocating to another city or state for a new job, better educational opportunities for the children or parent or to be closer to that parent’s own family members. Whatever the reason, when there are minor children shared by the divorced parties, the decision to move must be made with great consideration to the what is best for the kids and with consent of the other parent or the court. It can never be a unilateral decision by one parent.

Along with the emotional struggles of resolving parenting issues with relocation cases, there are very specific legal criteria that must be analyzed in order to change or challenge a request to move away with the children. Familiarity with the relevant case law is also critical. You will want to have experienced legal counsel to help you navigate this process.