You Got A Job Out Of Country: How Does Your Child Custody Work In This Situation?


After years of struggle, you finally landed your dream job. There are a few problems: it is in another country and your child's other parent is going to fight the move. Even if you have full custody, this fight is going to be tough. But it can be won.

Why Moving To A New Country, Even With Full Custody, Is Hard

Even if you have full custody of your child and the other parent only rarely sees them, trying to move to a new state, let alone a new country, is going to be tough. The other parent must okay the move and is likely going to be unwilling to do so if you are moving to a new country.

And when the other parent fights back against your attempt to relocate, you are going to have to prove that the move is for the child's best interest. This may be hard because courts often prefer consistency and safety in a child's life and may find that moving to a new country will disrupt their life too harshly.

In this scenario, you are going to have to show a court that you and your child are in a bad place where you are are now, including living in a dangerous neighborhood or in financial trouble, and show, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that moving them to a new country is ultimate the best choice.

Proving Your Case

While it might seem impossible to do, you can win this kind of case. It is important to show that you aren't trying to punish their other parent by moving away, and you should never behave in that way anyway, and are keeping the child's best interests in mind. Doing so will require that a move to another country will make your child better off:

  • Physically: Prove to the court that your child will be removed from a dangerous situation, such as a bad neighborhood, and placed in a safer one in a new country.
  • Financially: Showing that your new job will improve a child's lifestyle exponentially may help to sway a court in your favor.
  • Intellectually: Moving to a new country may provide a child with access to better education and a chance to improve their success.
  • Emotionally: This will be the toughest point to argue because a court may struggle to believe a child is better off emotionally when isolated from a parent.

Trying to prove these points can be tough. They can't be based on your opinion or those of your friends or family members. There must be actual objective evidence showing each point, such as financial charts, police testimony of spousal behavior, and much more.

Gathering all of this evidence without legal help is a challenge no parent should have to go through. Instead, you should contact a child custody lawyer to learn more about your rights. They can negotiate with the court and the other parent to get the best possible results for you and your child. For more information, contact an attorney such as Patricia L Riddick PLLC Atty today.


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