How to Relocate After Divorce: Tips and Mediation Services | Family Mediation Choice

July 2, 2022

Divorce is a challenging time for anyone, and relocating can add even more stress to an already difficult situation. Whether you are moving to be closer to family or for a new job opportunity, it’s important to approach the process with care and consideration. Here are some tips on how to relocate after divorce, and how mediation can help make the transition smoother.

  1. Consider the Legalities If you have children, there may be legal implications to your move. For example, if your ex-spouse has custody or visitation rights, you may need to seek approval from the court before relocating. It’s important to consult with a family law attorney to understand your legal obligations and rights before making any major moves.
  2. Check out the benefits of financial mediation here.
  3. Plan Ahead Relocating after divorce can be a complex process, so it’s essential to plan ahead. Start by creating a checklist of everything you need to do before your move, such as packing, forwarding your mail, and transferring your utilities. Giving yourself plenty of time to prepare can help you avoid last-minute stress and complications.
  4. Communicate With Your Ex-Spouse If you have children, it’s important to communicate with your ex-spouse about your plans to relocate. Keep them informed about the move, and be open to discussing how it may impact your children’s lives. If necessary, consider mediation as a way to reach a mutual agreement that benefits everyone involved.
  5. Seek Professional Support Relocating after divorce can be emotionally and mentally draining. Don’t be afraid to seek professional support from a therapist or counselor to help you cope with the stress of the transition. Additionally, consider working with a mediator to help navigate any challenges that may arise.

Benefits of Mediation Services:

  • Mediation can provide a neutral third party to help facilitate communication and reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
  • Mediation can be less time-consuming and less costly than going through the courts.
  • Mediation can help preserve relationships and promote peaceful co-parenting.


Relocating after divorce can be a daunting process, but with careful planning and support, it can be a positive new beginning. Whether you need legal advice, emotional support, or mediation services, Family Mediation Choice is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate this challenging time with ease.