If you are considering moving away with your children, it is important to understand the laws in California. In general, unless there is a compelling reason to do otherwise, the court will typically favor keeping the children near their home and community. There are many factors that the court will consider when making a determination about relocation, so it is important to speak with an experienced Los Angeles move-away & relocation attorney before taking any steps. At Martin Family Law Group, our experienced relocation attorneys are ready to assist you with your case. Call (310) 694-9533 to schedule a free consultation.
Move-Away Orders in California
A move-away order is a court order that permits one parent to relocate with a child to another city, state, or country. For a parent to obtain a move-away order, they must first file a petition with the court. The other parent will then have an opportunity to respond to the petition. Once both sides have had an opportunity to present their arguments, the court will make a determination based on what is in the best interest of the child.
The court will consider several factors when making its determination, including but not limited to:
The child’s age;
The child’s health;
The quality of life the child would have in each location;
The educational opportunities available in each location;
The distance between the two locations;
The relationship between the child and each parent;
Each parent’s ability to co-parent and communicate with one another;
Each parent’s employment situation; and
Any history of domestic violence or abuse.
Moving Away from California with Your Children
If you’re considering moving out of state with your children, the first thing you need to do is consult with a family law attorney. There are many legal implications involved in such a move, and navigating California’s custody laws can be challenging. Our child custody attorneys can help you understand all of the laws and legal implications before making any decisions.
One of the biggest challenges of a move-away order is deciding which parent will get custody of the children. If both parents are able to care for the children, the court will typically grant joint custody. However, if one parent is unable or unwilling to care for the children, the court may grant sole custody to the other parent.
Another challenge of a move-away order is figuring out how visitation will work. If you’re the custodial parent, you’ll need to come up with a visitation schedule that works for both you and your child’s other parent. If you’re the non-custodial parent, you’ll need to be flexible in your visitation schedule and be willing to travel to see your children.
Why Choose The Martin Family Law Group for Your Family Law Needs?
There are many law firms to choose from when it comes to finding representation for your family law needs, so why choose us? Keep reading to learn what sets us apart from the rest.
We’re proud to be a female-owned business. We understand the unique challenges that our clients face and are dedicated to providing the best possible representation. We will fight for you and your family every step of the way.
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Our team of experienced attorneys have been fighting for the rights of our clients for years. We know the ins and outs of family law and will make sure that you get the best possible outcome for your case.
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