Moving after a divorce, whether it’s to create some extra space between you and your ex, because your ex received the home in the divorce, or for any other reason can add even more stress to an already trying time. However, it’s important to understand how moving to a new home can affect your divorce before you make any final decisions.
For married couples without children, moving is unlikely to have a major impact on how the judge will decide your case. Depending on your attachment to your marital home, conceding it to your former partner could have a significant impact on how the rest of your property is divided based on how much it’s worth. Without any children in the picture to worry about, the biggest concerns surrounding your decision over where to move will likely be personal ones, like how comfortable you feel moving away from your community.
For parents, the decision of where to move following a divorce will have a far greater impact. The best interests of the children involved is the number one factor that influences a judge’s decision when ruling on child custody cases. While it’s not impossible to argue that taking your children with you to your new home, you will need to come up with a convincing position to show that moving them to a new location is what’s best for them. Changing friend groups and schools can be incredibly difficult for young children, so you will need to work with your attorney to come up with a plan of action to argue your case if you are hoping to move with your children once the legal proceedings are done. On the other hand, if your soon to be ex-spouse is thinking about moving then you can use that to strengthen your case for why you should be granted custody.
Finding the right legal representation to help you throughout your divorce is one of the most important things you can do, both to help you navigate the legal process as well as providing you with the support you need. At the Harris Law Firm, our Denver divorce lawyers have helped thousands of people work through their divorce, and through our efforts we have helped them secure the favorable outcomes they deserve. Send us the details of your situation through our online form or give us a call at (303) 622-5502 to set up a private consultation with a member of our firm today.