This article from the New York Times brings up an interesting dilemma of what to consider when there is a current child custody order in place and one parent receives an offer to transfer jobs. It is a difficult decision to make whether to accept the job transfer or give it up to keep the current child custody order in place.

Lots of families have to deal with this decision of how a child custody order may be impacted by their job.  In San Diego, this occurs very often with military families who have to relocate due to new military orders.  Also, this occurs when service members are deployed and gone for several months to a year at times.  It is a difficult task to be away from one’s children for so long and the child custody order may need to be modified to reflect these situations.

It is important to talk to an attorney who can help you understand your options when your job may necessitate a change in a current child custody order. A change in a child custody order may have long lasting consequences for future orders so it is important to understand your options and how they affect a current child custody order.

Child custody order and job transfers