Franklin Relocation Attorney

Relocation Help for Franklin, TN Families

You want to give your child the best life possible. Find out how to preserve your custodial rights when moving. Tennessee laws want the same. Due to a 2018 change to the state relocation law, the court must undergo a judicial analysis to identify and pursue the best interest of the child. This law effectively ignores any reason the parent presents for moving, instead focusing solely on the child and their future.

Julia E. Stovall Attorney at Law, can help Franklin parents going through a divorce, seek to relocate, as well as those who are fighting custody changes against a relocating spouse. You and the state law want the best for your child. I want to bring the legal tools and prowess necessary to work towards achieving it.

Call Julia E. Stovall Attorney at Law to get started with our Franklin relocation lawyer today: (615) 239-1374.


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Factors Affecting the Child’s Best Interest

During the hearing, I will help you address what Tennessee state law views as substantially affecting a child’s wellbeing so as to defend your decision to move with your family or fight to prevent your child from moving away with their other parent. The court will consider several factors before coming to a decision, including:

  • The relationship between the child and the relocating and nonrelocating parent
  • The relationship between the child and other people relocating or not relocating
  • The age and needs of the child
  • The expected effects on the child emotionally, educationally, physically, or in any other way
  • The ability of the parents to ensure the child can maintain a relationship between the child and non-relocating parent
  • The child’s preference if they are older than 12
  • The potential benefits and enrichment opportunities that relocation offers

Our Franklin relocation attorney will help you create a compelling argument for your case to fight for you and your child.

Other Considerations for Relocation

Tennessee requires the relocating parent to give notice to the non-relocating parent in any case where they are moving either outside of the state or farther than 50 miles away. The parents may then collaborate on a new visitation schedule amongst themselves. If they fail to reach a sound agreement, however, either parent may file an objection and rely on the court to handle the modification of their permanent parenting plan.

Professional Assistance for Seeking or Fighting Relocation

Whether you’re presenting an intent to move or you’re fighting the relocation of your child with their other parent, I can help you through the process. I have over 30 years of experience assisting Franklin families who have been in your same position. Our Franklin relocation lawyer is ready to help you through all its complications.

Contact Julia E. Stovall Attorney at Law for more information on relocation in Tennessee.

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