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Pearland Relocation Attorney
At the conclusion of a Texas child custody proceeding, the court will typically enter an order establishing the child’s custodial parent and a specific geographic area within which the custodial parent must maintain the child’s primary residence. 

In theory, this final child custody order is just that—final. In reality, however, people’s life circumstances might change. And sometimes, this may require a parental relocation outside what was permitted in the custody order.  

If you are a parent seeking information on child relocation in Texas, give the family law attorneys at the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, a call. Let’s discuss your case and see how we can help you fight for your family today. 

The Ramos Law Group, PLLC: Your Trusted Pearland Relocation Lawyer

Child relocation matters are rarely simple. So it’s important to have someone on your side who you can trust to competently and confidently help you navigate this process. 

With so many attorneys to choose from in and near Pearland, TX, selecting one for your child relocation case might feel overwhelming. Here are a few reasons why we think we are the right team for the job: 

  • Our firm focuses exclusively on the practice of divorce and family law; 
  • Founding attorney Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; 
  • We place emphasis on hiring top talent and investing in the continued education and training of our attorneys; 
  • Our team is comprised of effective negotiators but also experienced litigators who will not hesitate to take your case to trial when necessary; and
  • We are honored to have received many positive reviews from a wide range of clients. 

At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we pride ourselves on helping our clients heal by providing them with the best legal representation possible through proactive support, education, transparency, and passionate advocacy. 

If you’re not quite ready to move forward, that’s okay! We understand that this is an important decision that may take some time. In the meantime, use our guide below to learn more about the child relocation process in Texas and how an attorney can help you obtain the results you need and deserve. 

Texas Child Relocation Law: An Overview

If you or your spouse are considering a move to a location that would significantly impact your existing custody arrangement, a request for child relocation may be necessary. Here are a few things you should know before moving forward with a child relocation. 

What Is Child Relocation?

Child relocation refers to a scenario where the custodial parent—or the parent with the exclusive right to designate the child’s primary residence—must move their residence to a location beyond what was authorized in the original custody order. 

Notably, however, a court will not grant a request for child relocation for just any reason. Rather, Texas Family Code § 156.101 specifies that the courts may modify an existing custody order only if “the circumstances of the child, a conservator, or other party affected by the order have materially and substantially changed” since the entry of the initial order. 

Child Relocation Considerations

In making its decision, the court will often consider the following factors: 

  • Underlying reasons for the requested relocation; 
  • Distance of the proposed relocation from the child’s current primary residence; 
  • Potential impact of the relocation on the child’s relationship with the non-custodial parent; 
  • Age and needs of the child; 
  • Availability of reasonable travel arrangements and ability to preserve the relationship between the child and non-custodial parent; and 
  • Wishes of the child (where appropriate, based on the child’s age and maturity level). 

Ultimately, however, Texas courts will only modify a custody order to permit a child relocation if it determines that doing so would be in the best interest of the child. 

What to Expect at a Child Relocation Hearing

The child relocation hearing is the parties’ opportunity to present their respective cases and show why the proposed relocation is in the child’s best interest or, conversely, why it is not. 

This hearing will typically involve the following: 

  • Presentation of evidence, such as communications between the parents, information about the parties’ finances, or documentation regarding the location and conditions of the proposed relocation; 
  • Questioning of witnesses, including testimony from the custodial and non-custodial parents, other related parties with knowledge of the facts, and potential expert witnesses such as child psychologists or therapists; and 
  • Legal arguments in support of the party’s respective positions. 

At the conclusion of the hearing, the court will consider the evidence and arguments presented before making a final decision on whether to permit the requested child relocation. 

How Having a Lawyer for Child Relocation in Pearland, TX, Can Be an Asset to Your Case

At the end of the day, seeking child relocation is a complex legal process with many requirements that must be adhered to. Thus, having a qualified family law attorney in your corner is highly recommended. 

An experienced family law and child relocation attorney can help you with the following: 

  • Analyze the law and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case; 
  • Ensure that you comply with any applicable deadlines; 
  • Gather relevant evidence and prepare potential witnesses to help support your claims that the relief you are seeking is in the best interest of your child; 
  • Negotiate potential settlements with the opposing parent and their legal counsel;
  • Draft and file important legal documents; and 
  • Appear on your behalf and present your case in court. 

Of course, you can always attempt to navigate the process without the assistance of legal counsel. However, doing so can sometimes result in mistakes, delays, and adverse impacts on the ultimate outcome of your case.  

Speak with a Pearland Relocation Attorney Today

Child relocation in Texas can have a significant impact on the rights and obligations of both parents involved. Thus, when it comes to something as important as your children, it’s imperative that you follow the correct procedures to better protect yourself and your family. 

When you’re ready to get started and discuss your case, give the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, a call. Schedule your consultation and see how our team can help you move forward today.

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The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.

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"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."

Custody case won

"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "

Divorce Attorney

"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "

Highly recommend

"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "

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