Relocation After Divorce
How can a Baton Rouge divorce lawyer help me?
Once a couple has gone through all of the complications involved in a divorce, it may seem like smooth sailing from here on out. Once all the paperwork has been filed, custody determined and visitation scheduled, life seemingly gets back to normal. That is until the need for relocation comes up.
Due to circumstances that are often out of a parent's control, one parent may need to relocate, which can cause problems with an existing child custody agreement. When this situation occurs, tempers can flare quickly as each parent fights for what he or she feels is best for themselves and the children involved. If you have child custody and have found it necessary to move, or if you are a parent whose ex-spouse it planning to move with your child, it is time to speak with an attorney to learn your rights. Beau Layfield has worked with many families in this situation and understand the compassion needed for this sensitive matter.
How Divorce Can Affect Relocating
Life is great at throwing unexpected curveballs, and you find yourself in a situation where relocating is necessary for the well-being of you and your child. A better job offer or other opportunity may come your way and force you to make some very difficult decisions. Though it is not your intention to hurt your ex-spouse, sometimes choosing the right course of action for your future can indeed cause hardship for someone else.
Any custodial parent with either sole or joint custody that wishes to move with a child the subject of a custody agreement must first give notice to the non-custodial parent. In addition, the custodial parent must obtain the non-custodial parent's written permission to move with the child. If the non-custodial parent refuses to give permission, the custodial parent can then file a petition with the court. Relocation is hard on everyone involved and all parties will want the issue resolved quickly and smoothly. If you have a competent lawyer on your side, it can make all the difference.
Contact Baton Rouge divorce attorney Beau Layfield to discuss your relocation case today! When you enlist the help of our family law attorney, you will work closely with him during every step of the process.
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Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?
Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.
How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.
How long will the divorce process take?
The length of your divorce proceedings will depend on different factors, which include how long it takes to serve divorce papers to your spouse, whether your spouse is willing to waive their rights to service and notice of trial, whether you have minor children from the marriage and legal delays. Typically, it will take 20 to 40 days to receive a divorce judgment from the court after papers have been served. If your spouse decides to waive his or her rights to service and notice of trial, the judgment can come swiftly. It is important to note that a judgment does not become finalized until the 30-day "appeals" window has ended.
Another important point to note is that you must be living separately from your spouse for six months (or longer if there are minor children from the marriage) before being able to file a petition, unless there are extenuating circumstances, such as your spouse committed a felony. Securing an attorney for legal representation may result in your divorce process being resolved much faster than you attempting to navigate the proceedings on your own.
How much money can I expect in a settlement?Each personal injury accident is different and the worth of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of injuries and disability. Insurance companies have specific calculations they use when assigning a monetary value to the pain and suffering resulting a personal injury causing accident. The firm will protect your right to compensation and pursue legal action if necessary.
Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.
Do I need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.