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Geographic Restrictions and Moving with Children in Texas Divorce

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Mark L. Scroggins is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When parents in Frisco, Dallas, and Plano, Texas have questions regarding geographic restrictions, they call Mark L. Scroggins at Scroggins Law Group.  

You can find a full summary of the contents of Mark’s podcast interview here: Geographic Restrictions in Texas Divorce: A Mark L. Scroggins Podcast.

Also, you can watch the entire interview on our Geographic Restrictions YouTube video shot when recording this podcast.

When you divorce and parents are both appointed as joint-managing conservators, there are likely going to be geographic restrictions on where parents can move with the children during and after the divorce.

Lifting or modifying geographic restrictions can occur by agreement of the parties or following a modification case. There can be all kinds of reasons parents might ask to move with the children. If you are asking the other parent or the court to modify or lift geographic restrictions, you might need to present a compelling argument.

Decisions involving parents, children, and geographic restrictions on where everyone resides are based on factors listed in the best interests of the child standard in the Texas Family Code.

To learn more about your rights and options in divorce and child custody matters, call Mark L. Scroggins at Scroggins Law Group in Dallas, Frisco, and Plano, Texas at (214) 469-3100.