Geographic Relocation with a Minor Child Lawyer

Toledo Child Relocation Attorney, proudly providing professional Relocation of a Minor Child, Divorce and Family Law Lawyer Legal Services in Toledo, Lucas County and throughout Northwest Ohio.

Contact Toledo Child Relocation Attorney, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.

The issues concerning whether a person can remove a child from the state of Ohio can be very complex. Prior to the filing of a proceeding in which custody of a minor child is an issue, the removal of a child, with the criminal intent to conceal the child from the other parent on a permanent basis, can be a violation of both state and federal criminal laws. The act of moving the children from the state of Florida could also adversely affect your position in a future custody hearing. If the state of Florida has jurisdiction over the children, the court is not going to pleased that the children were removed from their jurisdiction.

Wrongfully Removing a Child From Ohio

After a parent wrongfully removes a child from the state, the court has the authority to enter an emergency writ allowing the petitioning parent to have the children returned to Ohio. This writ will normally be enforced by all other states and the children will be returned to the petitioning parent and the jurisdiction of the court.

Criminality of Concealing the Location of a Minor

During the pendency of a proceeding affecting the custody of a minor, it is unlawful for any person, with the requisite criminal intent, to remove a minor child from the state of Ohio, or to try to conceal the location of a minor, if that person has received notice of the pendency of the proceeding. The minor may only be removed from the state of Florida with the permission of the court before which the proceeding is pending.

Once the proceeding is over and a primary residential parent has been established, it is possible for the primary residential parent to remove the child from the state of Ohio. The Final Judgment entered by the court should have a provision dealing with the removal of the minor children from the state. If the Final Judgment is silent on this issue, the primary residential parent may petition the court for an Order allowing the parent and the minor child to move from the state. The court will not allow the children to be moved if the reason for the removal is the vindictive desire to interfere with the visitation rights of the other parent.

Contact Toledo Child Relocation Lawyer, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation regarding your legal issues.

The Law Office of Mark Davis, LLC prides itself on the long lasting relationships that have been established with many of the clients and attorneys the firm has served over the years.  Mr. Davis is committed to maintaining open communications with clients and believes that is the right of every client to be informed on the status of his or her legal matters.

If you require professional legal services regarding Relocation of a Minor Child, Divorce and Family Law issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of an experienced Toledo Child Relocation Lawyer.

Contact Toledo Child Relocation Attorney, Mark A. Davis at 419.297.5088 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.


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