Posts tagged "relocation"
With so many military bases in Maryland, it's not uncommon for many divorces in the state to involve a spouse in the armed forces. A military divorce is a battle that most servicemen and women are not prepared for, especially when it comes to child custody. If there are children involved in a military divorce, judges tend to be unsympathetic and instead lean toward the parent who is not deployed and away from the children for months at a time.
Many Maryland residents know that just getting through a divorce is hard enough. With so many issues to resolve, including alimony, property division, child custody and child support, a divorce can be one of the most complicated times of a person's life. However, when a divorce involves children and a subsequent post-divorce parenting plan, one issue in particular, even after everything is said and done, can bring back all the emotions surrounding the divorce proceedings: relocation.
When the divorce process if finally over, many people are just glad that they can move on with the agreements or judgments reached in the case, particularly those involving child custody. Every issue that comes up in divorce has the potential to get complicated if contested, but perhaps none so much as determining child custody. But, one way or another, a final child custody arrangement will be reached, either through agreement of the parties outside of court or through the decision of a judge.
Some of our Maryland readers may find themselves in this situation one day: the divorce is over, the issues have been settled and agreed to and now everyone is trying to go along within the framework of those agreements. Then it happens - one of the parents brings up relocation, maybe because of employment or maybe because they have started a new relationship with someone who lives in another state. When this situation arises, both parents might be thinking, "What does this mean for our child custody agreement?"