Moving Out of State with Children?

Helping custodial parents moving out of Wisconsin follow legally mandated procedures.

Moving Children Out of State or more than 100 miles from the Other Parent

Wisconsin Statute §767.481 sets forth the requirements that must be met, when applicable, when one party wishes to move a child out of state or more than 100 miles away from the other parent. In most cases, the moving parent must provide notice to the other parent and the court. There are specific requirements on what the notice should say and how it is delivered. The other parent then has a certain amount of time to object and certain requirements on how to object. Assuming this is done correctly, the moving parent cannot move the children until a court determines whether the children can move. Mediation is ordered by the court and if that does not resolve the matter, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to represent the children’s best interests and make a recommendation regarding whether the move should be permitted.

We Can Help You Plan or Prevent An Out of State Move

There are many factors the court considers in deciding whether a parent can move the child, including the reason for the move and the effect on the relationship with the other parent. If you are a parent with legal custody of a child and wish to move, or have been given notice of the other parent’s intent to move with your child, please contact our family law attorneys.

We have experienced family law attorneys at both our Milwaukee and Madison offices. Please call a Madison family law attorney directly at (608) 257-0040 or a Milwaukee family law attorney at (414) 271-8650, or email us via our Contact Page.

Moving Children Out of State or more than 100 miles from the Other Parent

Wisconsin Statute §767.481 sets forth the requirements that must be met, when applicable, when one party wishes to move a child out of state or more than 100 miles away from the other parent. In most cases, the moving parent must provide notice to the other parent and the court. There are specific requirements on what the notice should say and how it is delivered. The other parent then has a certain amount of time to object and certain requirements on how to object. Assuming this is done correctly, the moving parent cannot move the children until a court determines whether the children can move. Mediation is ordered by the court and if that does not resolve the matter, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to represent the children’s best interests and make a recommendation regarding whether the move should be permitted.

We Can Help You Plan or Prevent An Out of State Move

There are many factors the court considers in deciding whether a parent can move the child, including the reason for the move and the effect on the relationship with the other parent. If you are a parent with legal custody of a child and wish to move, or have been given notice of the other parent’s intent to move with your child, please contact our family law attorneys.

We have experienced family law attorneys at both our Milwaukee and Madison offices. Please call a Madison family law attorney directly at (608) 257-0040 or a Milwaukee family law attorney at (414) 271-8650, or email us via our Contact Page.

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