Relocation Disputes

Relocation disputes can be a difficult and emotional process for parents in New Mexico. When one parent wants to move with a child to a new location, it can often create tension and conflict with the other parent. If you are involved in a relocation dispute in New Mexico, it’s important to understand your rights and options.

Under New Mexico law, a parent must seek the permission of the other parent or the court before moving a child more than 100 miles away. If the other parent agrees to the move, the matter is typically resolved. However, if the other parent objects to the move, it may be necessary to go to court to seek permission.

In order to seek permission to relocate with a child, the parent must file a petition with the court. This petition should include the reasons for the move, the proposed new location, and a proposed parenting plan for the child. The other parent will then have an opportunity to respond to the petition and present any objections they may have.

The court will then hold a hearing to consider the relocation request. During this hearing, both parties will have an opportunity to present evidence and argue their case. The court will then consider all of the evidence and make a decision on the relocation request.

In determining whether to grant permission for the relocation, the court will consider a number of factors, including the reasons for the move, the impact on the child, and the potential impact on the relationship between the child and the other parent. The court will also consider the best interests of the child and whether the move is in the child’s best interests.

If you are involved in a relocation dispute in New Mexico, it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side. The Law Firm of Justice Legal Group has a team of attorneys who are skilled in handling relocation disputes and can help you navigate the process. To learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation, call Justice Legal Group at (505) 407-0573.

Overall, relocation disputes can be a complex and emotional process for parents in New Mexico. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can ensure that your rights and the best interests of your child are protected.