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Parental relocation under Ohio law

When a parent desires to move out of state, county, or even school district, there are many legal issues that must be considered. The court will determine whether the move is in the best interest of the children and whether it will harm the relationship between the child and the non-moving parent. It is important for parents to understand the law, how it applies to parent relocation, and what they can do to protect their rights, whether they are moving away or want to object to the move of the other parent.

Gena R. Larison can assist you through the parental relocation process and will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. She can help you determine whether the move is in the best interest of the child, as the law defines it, as well as assist in working out terms to keep the child’s relationship with the non-moving parent intact.


Relocation typically requires the modification of a previous order, since the move could potentially impact custody issues, parenting time, and child support issues. Ohio laws regarding the modification of custody, visitation, and other issues are not always easy for parents to understand. But by having an experienced lawyer on your side, you can clearly understand your options and your parental rights.

Reasons for parental relocation often include:

  • New job or job transfer out-of-state
  • Loss of employment
  • Remarriage
  • Wish to be closer to other extended family members

Relocation can have a tremendous impact on parents and children alike. If you are facing a relocation that can affect your parenting situation, it is important to contact a knowledgeable attorney you can assist you in obtaining the results you desire.

Contact us at 513-863-0664 if you want to discuss parental relocation issues and out-of-state custody.