Requesting a Change of Domicile in Tarrant & Surrounding Counties
Child Physical Custody Orders in Fort Worth
Family courts in Texas start with the presumption that children of divorce
would benefit from continued contact and input from both parents. When
determining physical child custody arrangements, judges often encourage
both parties to remain active and influential in their child's life
and rule accordingly.
After child custody orders have been in place, however, some parents may
find themselves having to move out of the area or even out of the state
to find employment. Remarriages of one or both parents may also necessitate
a change in location.
At Favila Terry Law, PLLC, we realize that many parents are facing the legalities
of either enforcing or modifying their current child physical custody
agreements. Whether you are seeking to move with your child or need to
enforce current domicile orders, our experienced
Fort Worth family law attorneys can provide effective legal advocacy.
Texas' Domicile Restrictions
Although not mandatory, most child custody orders in Texas impose a residence,
or domicile, restriction in regards to physical custody. The geographical
area of these parameters may be a small as a single county or as large
as the entire state. Parents who unlawfully violate these restrictions
face varying degrees of penalties.
At Favila Terry Law, PLLC,
we are prepared to take any action necessary to help you have continued access to your child. These could include:
Moving penalties: Texas family code penalizes any parent who moves more than 100 miles
from the location of residence stated in the child custody order, even
if there are no area restrictions in place.
Enforcement by injunction: Noncustodial parents can file an emergency petition to block the custodial
parents from moving out of the area with their child.
Contempt of court: Custodial parents may face a contempt of court charge if they unlawfully
move with their child.
Custodial change: The designation of who has primary physical custody of the child may be
changed through a petition for modification of orders.
Whether you need to request a change or are in need of legal representation
as you seek to put a stop to a change in domicile, our legal team is ready
to assist you. Don't move forward in this legal process alone. We
are ready to protect your child's best interests.
Continued Relationship with Your Child
Our Fort Worth family law lawyers are
dedicated to helping you preserve the relationship you have with your child. If you are seeking to block the move of your child, or need to alter the
provisions of your current physical child custody order, Favila Terry Law,
PLLC, can provide the experienced legal assistance you need.
Sympathetic and constructive communication is the cornerstone of our legal
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your change of domicile options!