Why We Wrote the Book on Relocation

Sharing custody of children is perhaps one of the most difficult endeavors parents face. Regardless of whether parents share time equally or one parent has significantly more time than the other, parenting children in separate households is stressful and often emotionally draining. It’s hard enough to raise children when parents live together. When a breakup, formal separation, or divorce creates two separate households, the challenge can seem insurmountable.

Now consider those two households, which may have radically different parenting styles, and add in that one parent needs or wants to move out of state. The stress meter just hit 1,000!

This book addresses many scenarios that could lead to a parent’s move and outlines how to deal with these types of situations if they arise.

Moving is not always a choice. Jobs and life events sometimes require one parent to move.

Custody arrangements, whether court ordered or agreed, are difficult to change. That’s especially true if the change results in one parent living several states away from his or her child.

As a parent, you need to know your legal options when a potential out-of-state move is under consideration. As with most child custody issues, there are plenty of myths out there. If you know the law relating to the relocation of children, you’ll be in a better position to understand and evaluate the options you have.

Unfortunately, no single rule in North Carolina governs the relocation of children after a custody order or agreement is entered. This book aims to help you navigate these difficult situations.

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