Knowledgeable Assistance In Difficult Co-Parenting Disputes

Child custody agreements are challenging enough to mutually agree on. When one parent wishes to relocate with the child, tensions can flare and a resolution can seem unlikely.

Attorney Lawrence G. Whelan has served the complex needs of Nebraska parents and families since 1990. As an experienced litigator and family law attorney, he can provide your child relocation request or challenge with the strategic but aggressive representation it needs.

Deciding What Is In The Best Interests Of Your Child

Any court order concerning your children, such as a custody agreement or child support order, is meant to be within their best interests. As such, requesting any sort of change or modification is complicated.

At Whelan Law Office, we will advise on how best to proceed. We will consider the variables that the court weighs when making such decisions, including:

  • The motivation for the move away, including cost of living, being closer to family, a job offer and more
  • Whether the move is in the best interests of the child
  • The potential for the move to affect the child's relationship with the noncustodial parent
  • The potential impact on an existing parenting plan and visitation schedule
  • The potential for the custodial parent to encourage the child's relationship with the non-custodial parent

The motivation behind the move is of distinct importance in such cases. If the move is job-related, the parent must have a firm job offer. If the move appears to be retaliatory or in "bad faith" toward the other parent, the court will likely rule against the request.

Aggressive Litigation Experience In Tense Disputes

We attempt to resolve family law disputes through negotiation or other alternative methods. When litigation is necessary, Mr. Whelan will leverage his decades of experience to provide a distinct advantage to your case.

He will argue for what is in the best long-term interests of your children and be a dedicated advocate for you throughout the case. He will assume the task of providing sound reasoning and proof that a relocation out of state is either in or not in the child's best interests.

Responsive Service When You Need It Most

We understand the sensitivity of relocation disputes and that you cannot wait days for a response from your lawyer. We offer responsive, accessible service and answer inquiries around the clock.

Schedule a consultation at our Omaha office. Call Whelan Law Office at 402-513-0504 or contact us online.