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What to consider when moving and going through a divorce

| Jun 23, 2021 | Child Custody And Visitation |

Moving out of state can be difficult to begin with. When you are going through a divorce in Tennessee, you may find that there are a lot of other things that you need to think about beyond just packing up your belongings. Here are some things that you need to take into consideration when you are going through a divorce.

Child custody and visitation

Having children can make moving rather tricky during a divorce. You need to consider the child-custody arrangement that you have with the other parent. It’s a good idea to sit down with them before you move so that you can come up with a visitation schedule that will work for everyone. If you already have a child custody agreement filed with courts, you will probably need to modify it before you deviate from your current visitation schedule.

Shared property

There’s a good chance that you share property with your soon-to-be former spouse. When you plan on moving out of state, you will probably need to deal with all of these items before you move. You can make it easier by making a list of all of the items that you want to take with you as well as the items that you don’t mind parting with.

Availability for legal proceedings

With divorce comes a lot of legal proceedings. Because of this, you do need to make sure that you will be available to be in attendance even after you move. Talk to your attorney so that you can try to determine exactly what events you will need to be in attendance for. You may be able to attend some of these events via video.

Moving during a divorce can be stressful, but it can give you the fresh start that you need. Before you move, you do need to keep the above information in mind. This will allow you to be as prepared as possible and not have to deal with any unexpected legal ramifications that are caused by you moving out of state during a divorce.