After a divorce Maryland parents may find themselves in a difficult situation: sharing custody of their children but offered the job of their dreams in another state. What's a parent to do in this type of situation? You may be wondering if you are allowed to take the job even though it would cause a huge child custody dispute. For the most part, you would be allowed by the courts to make the move if the other parent agrees.
Of course, it can be challenging to co-parent when the parents are living in another state. However, there are good reasons why the court would allow a parent to move. Besides a job offer, the parent can move to be closer to family, continue education or live in an area with a more reasonable cost of living. However, if the sole reason for the move is to retaliate against the other parent, then the court will not allow it.