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What are some good reasons to relocate?

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Divorce

An important part of your post-divorce life is to provide well for your children. Perhaps you find that living in your home community is not enough. Another locale might have a work opportunity that will better support your family. However, you will have to move, which could complicate your situation with your co-parent.

Relocation is something Georgia courts do not consider lightly if you take your children with you. A family judge will want to know that your reasons for relocating are in good faith or you might not receive approval. FindLaw describes some good-faith reasons a judge could accept.

Finding job opportunities

There are various justifications to move elsewhere for a new job. An employer may have laid you off or another company bought out your workplace and shut it down. Even if you still have a job, you want one that pays better. All of these reasons could justify a move to a community with better chances to find work.

Seeking an education

You may worry that your job skills are not enough to secure a higher-paying job. If so, you might go back to college or get an education at a trade school in another community. After a couple of years, the degree you earn could be enough to place you in a well-paying job.

Living closer to family

Taking care of your children as a single parent can tax your material and emotional reserves. However, you may have family members in another part of the state or out of Georgia that want to help you. Moving to where your relatives live could help your children by allowing your family members to pitch in with care duties. You may even free up time to seek out a new job or schooling.

Whatever your reasons for moving, do your best to show how relocating will be in the best interests of your children.