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I Am Considering Moving Out-Of-State. What Factors Will The Court Consider In Either Granting Or Denying My Request To Remove My Child From Louisiana?

I am considering moving out-of-state. What factors will the court consider in either granting or denying my request to remove my child from Louisiana?

If you are considering an out-of-state move, talk to your attorney immediately. In order to leave Louisiana with your child, you must have a legitimate reason for leaving the state, such as an increased employment opportunity. The move must also be deemed by the court to be in your child’s best interests. In determining your child’s best interests, the court may consider many factors, including the potential the move holds for increasing your child’s quality of life, the extent to which your income or employment will be enhanced, the new living conditions and educational advantages in your new state, the relationship between your child and each parent, and your child’s ties to Louisiana. The court will also consider the impact that the move will have on the contact between your child and the other parent. Even if you have not finalized your plans to leave Louisiana, seek advice from your attorney. He or she can help you gather important information that may be needed in your removal case.

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