Law Office of Kevin Jensen - February 2020

Remember These Tips Before You Go Planning to Move Away With The Kids?

modified. The court will always favor the least disruptive solution possible, starting from whatever the current visitation status quo is.

Divorce can often prompt new and important developments in our lives: relationships, jobs, and

places to live, possibly outside Arizona. These new things can be incredibly exciting, and we often want to get started on them right away. However, if you have kids, it isn’t that simple to begin a new chapter of your life in another place after a divorce. More often than not, the court perceives moving as an upheaval in the children’s lives, even if it’s to another county or school

Even if you’re the primary caretaker, it’s not a simple decision to relocate yourself with your children. With either sole or joint custody, you’ll have to file a “move-away order,” which the other parent will have a chance to object since it might sacrifice their time with the kids. If you have sole custody and the noncustodial parent objects, then you might also have to argue your case in court.

A divorce or separation can be a traumatic experience for a child, and the possibility of moving away from a parent can be even more emotionally straining. A great way to reach a good outcome is by negotiating with your ex-spouse. Child custody mediation may be a good option, as an impartial third party is trained to help people resolve difficult issues. Mediators can identify and resolve details that you may have not considered while filing for relocation, such as transportation for the children after they get new school schedules. Arranging your family’s relocation can be a long process, and it’s good to get started as soon as you can if you’re aware of it as a high possibility. If you need help with the next step of your life after divorce, don’t hesitate to call us at 480.632.7373.

district. You’ll need a court order to do so, especially if the co-parent objects. Any

custody or visitation order is an official command of the court, detailing the times and places a parent has the legal right to see their children. Any conflict with that schedule needs to be brought to court so it can be

Easy Shrimp Scampi


Make date night simple with this easy shrimp scampi recipe.


• 4 tbsp butter • 4 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp minced garlic • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/2 tsp oregano

• 1/2 cup dry white wine • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 8 oz cooked linguine • 1/4 cup parsley

directions 1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Inspired by The Blond Cook



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