A child removal case can come into play with child custody as a result of a divorce. The term “removal” is used because a child removal case describes an incident when one parent wishes to move the children out of the state where the other parent continues to reside.
Moving Out of State
There are more absolute laws about child removal cases when a child is clearly unable to consent to whether he or she wishes to move with one parent or stay with another. This area of family law becomes tricky when it comes to determining if a child is of a suitable age to signify consent to move or not. Another thing that is often considered is whether or not there is a good reason for the parent’s relocation.
Generally speaking with child removal cases, the parent with primary custody will be able to take the child out of the state. This is not always the case since there are a variety of things that are taken into account when making this complex determination. If you have questions about child removal cases or need help navigating child removal laws in Massachusetts, please don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule your consultation. Our family lawyers can help protect you and your child(ren)’s best interests.