If one parent is considering moving to another school district, even if it is less than 100 miles away, it often sparks controversy. Although you do not automatically need court approval if the move is less than 100 miles, the nonmoving parent can ask the court to block the move because it could be disruptive for the child. The court will carefully evaluate if the move is in the child’s best interests, considering issues such as school continuity, school quality, opportunities for extracurricular activities, relationships with friends and teachers, and any potential for harm to the child’s relationship with the nonmoving parent.
Whether you are the parent who wants to move to the new school district or the parent who opposes it, we can help you present your best argument for what would be in your child’s best interests. Our goal is always to help you explore all available options and craft creative solutions that meet your needs and those of your children.