Many parents are surprised to learn that the Louisiana laws prevent even the custodial parent from relocating a minor child outside the state — or even more than seventy-five (75) miles away from the other parent within Louisiana — without the consent of the other parent or the courts.
If you share custody of a minor child with an ex-spouse or other individual, you must follow proper procedures to legally move with that child. Conversely, if your visitation rights have been affected by the move of your child’s other parent, you have remedies.
George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel possess a deep knowledge and comprehension of the laws governing relocation of a minor child. They have worked with both custodial and non-custodial parents and understand both sides. Moreover, they also understand that economic necessity sometimes forces parents to make difficult compromises in the best interests of the child.
In many relocation cases, George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel’s mediation skills enable them to find a compromise that suits both parties without negatively affecting the children. Where a parent has already broken the law and left the state with a minor child, they are tireless advocates ensuring a just outcome for all concerned.
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George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel serve clients in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, LaPlace, Algiers, Gretna, Marrero and other metro New Orleans areas.
All of the information about Family Law and Divorce Law presented on this website is very general and intended to give the reader a basic understanding of these complicated and often misunderstood areas of Louisiana law. Do not make any decisions based on this information without consulting a qualified licensed attorney.