How Relocation Works In Wisconsin

Moving can be a particularly difficult experience for divorced families. Placement and custody terms are often made more complicated when parents must address them over a significant geographical distance. For this reason, Wisconsin law includes specific provisions to address a parent's intention to relocate.

If you are considering a move, it is best to consult a family law attorney sooner rather than later. Let the attorneys at Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt provide you with the necessary guidance. We can help ensure that an anticipated or imminent relocation is compliant with certain notice requirements.

Want To Relocate? Here Is What You Need To Do.

Divorced parents may wish to relocate for many reasons. It may be for a work opportunity, to be closer to loved ones, or because of changing financial or life circumstances.

Regardless of the reason to move, the parent wishing to relocate must follow procedures such as:

  • Filing a motion with the court, which includes a relocation plan
  • Giving adequate notice of the move in writing to the other parent
  • Obtaining permission from the court before actually relocating with the child

It is common for disputes to emerge over the details of a relocation because such a move will almost certainly and significantly impact the lives of both parents and the children. For this reason, we recommend that you seek legal advice in the early stages of the process.

Trained Professionals Who Understand Custody Laws

Whether you are the parent who is moving out of state or you object to the other parent's request to relocate with the children, our experienced lawyers can assist you. Our family law-focused firm has the knowledge and skills to advance your case. As capable litigators and trained mediators, we can offer traditional and alternative approaches to resolving your case.

We are conveniently located in downtown Milwaukee to serve you. Fill out our online contact form or call us at 414-914-2833 to schedule your case review today.