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Parental Relocation

In Tennessee, there is a statute that governs parental relocation. The "Tennessee Parental Relocation Statute," or "move away law" becomes relevant when one parent seeks to relocate with minor children outside the state or more than 50 miles from the other parent's home. The statute outlines the requirements of leaving Tennessee with minor children and is designed to prevent one parent from packing up and leaving with a child without the other parent's awareness.

If you are seeking to leave Tennessee, a trusted parental relocation attorney can help you file the necessary paperwork to help ensure your move is legal. At The Frazier Law Firm, we have over 20 years of experience assisting parents who wish to leave Tennessee with minor children achieve their wishes, do so according to the law, and combat any objections a court or other parent may have with the relocation. To learn more about the process of parental relocation in Tennessee, contact our trusted Memphis firm today at 901-321-0586.

What Does The Tennessee Move Away Law Require?

In our state, when a parent plans to move with a minor child, he or she must send a written notice to the other parent 60 days prior to the move. The other parent than has 30 days to respond after receiving a notice of intent to move. If no petition is filed, the relocating parent may leave without incident. In these cases, filing paperwork on time is paramount. At our firm, we can help ensure parents seeking to relocate, and those wishing to prevent a relocation, have the proper paperwork filled out and filed in a timely manner.

A Firm Compassionate To Your Needs

Family law matters are always sensitive, but those involving the well-being of a child are particularly delicate. At The Frazier Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping parents make the right decisions for their children, whether that means moving away from Tennessee or preventing the other parent from leaving with a minor child. Attorney Katherine Frazier, who has gained a reputation over 20 years for her compassionate service and strong advocacy, is always prepared to take an aggressive stance to protect both you and your child. For more information about our parental relocation services, contact our Memphis firm at 901-321-0586.