In the state of California, a custodial parent may not
move away with their child without first receiving approval from the court. If you
are considering relocating with your child, it is important that you speak
with a skilled family attorney to learn about your rights and available
options. At Claery & Green, LLP, our experienced team has assisted
numerous parents through the relocation process, and we can help you file
petition to the court to move your children to a better life.
In evaluating relocation requests, the court will consider a number of
factors to determine whether the move is in the best interests of the
children. Some of the factors the family judge will assess include:
- The reason for the move
- How the move will affect the children
- The distance the children will be moved
- The age of the children
- Children's relationships with both parents
- How the move will impact the children's relationship with the noncustodial parent
How the move will impact the noncustodial parent's right to
The parents' current
- The children's wishes, depending on their ages
- The parents' willingness to but the children's best interests above their own
If you would like to relocate with your children, it is imperative that
you first discuss your situation with a knowledgeable legal counselor.
Failure to have the move approved by the court could have severe repercussions,
such as the judge modifying your custody agreement to give your ex-partner
more time with the children.
When you work with a talented attorney from Claery & Green, LLP, you
can be confident that your petition to the court will be completed properly
and that you will receive powerful advocacy before the judge. If you would
like to learn how we can assist you in seeking relocation approval to
move with your children, do not hesitate to
contact our offices at your earliest convenience!