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My Ex-Husband and I Live Two Hours Apart. Whose Responsibility is It to Transport the Children for Visitation?

In today’s increasingly mobile society, it is not unusual for ex-spouses to end up living far apart from one another, whether the distance is a 30 minute drive or a cross-country flight. Difficulties may arise, however, when former couples have to develop a visitation schedule for their minor children, which necessarily must include specific transportation arrangements, both in terms of logistics and cost.

As a general rule, any visitation schedule is measured by the “best interest of the child” standard. With that said, parents often are the best people to come up with a visitation schedule that works for all parties involved and benefits their children to the greatest degree possible. Some parents are able to work together to iron out visitation and transportation details with little or no input from the court. However, some individuals are simply unable to communicate in any meaningful way, which can make working out these kinds of details impossible. Especially when transportation costs are relatively high or the parties live a long distance from one another, determining who pays for those costs can be a very difficult issue to resolve. If you are in this situation, you are likely to need the guidance of an attorney in order to get a resolution of these issues that is affordable, fair, and not overly burdensome to you or your children.

Shaw Law Firm has handled countless family law proceedings involving all types of visitation issues, including those in which distance between the parents is a factor. We have the knowledge and understanding of this aspect of family law that is necessary to effectively handle these types of cases on behalf of our clients. Contact us or call today to learn how Shaw Law can work with you to achieve the best outcome possible for you and your children.

Scott Shaw is founder and principle of Shaw Law Firm LLC, founded in 1995 and dedicated solely to divorce, family law and child custody matters that must be addressed and decided in the state of Georgia. Shaw Law Firm serves the greater Metro Atlanta area, particularly the counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth, Paulding, Henry, Fayette, Coweta, Newton, Walton, Bartow and Douglas. Schedule a consultation today at 770-594-8309.