As a single parent, life is often chaotic and you need to rely on consistency and organization to get through every day. But when less frequent events crop up, such as deciding to relocate — perhaps to a different state — you need to be more prepared than ever to handle the changes that will come for you and your family.
This blog will over a brief overview into some top tips for planning a smooth family relocation as a single parent, and a direction to advice if you are facing any disputes due to this with the noncustodial parent.
Keep the family involved
Make sure that you communicate with your children on the changes that are about to occur every step of the way. You can’t underestimate the amount that your children can worry about uncertainty, losing old friends or making new friends and settling into a new home. It’s important to have an open line of communication so that your children can be open about any concerns that they are having.
Making plans as far in advance as possible is key to ensuring success in the relocation of your home. It’s also important to inform the noncustodial parent at the earliest possible time of your intention to relocate. This can prevent legal battles or other unwanted disputes that will add to the stress of the move.
If you are being pressured by the noncustodial parent or have legal concerns as a single parent relating to your relocation, it’s important to seek guidance from a trusted legal advisor who can inform you of your rights.
Source: unpakt blog, “11 tips for relocating as a single parent,” accessed Sep. 14, 2017