Having physical custody of a child does not mean that a parent can move with that child at will. In fact, any move that could interfere with existing custody and visitation orders requires court approval, and parental relocation or "move-away" cases are among the most intensely contested matters we handle at The Law Offices of Burch & Coulston, LLP.
Strong Representation Whether You Wish to Relocate or Prevent a Move-Away
Whether you are a custodial parent who wants to move for economic or personal reasons, or you want to prevent a divorcing spouse or ex-spouse from moving with your children, fast action to get informed legal counsel will likely be critical. At our firm, you can work with a deeply experienced and knowledgeable Orange County parental relocation lawyer who will analyze all aspects of your case, explain your rights and help you take decisive action.
California law governing move-aways is complex and evolving. It is important to work with an attorney who stays on top of recent court decisions in this specific area, and the Certified Family Law Specialists at our firm do exactly that. Ultimately, we will need to show that your position in a relocation case serves the best interests of the children, with consideration of factors such as:
- Physical and practical implications of a move relative to existing custody and visitation orders
- How a proposed move is likely to affect many aspects of your children's lives, including their financial status, educational needs and overall emotional well-being
- What specific modifications to custody, visitation, support or other orders will be necessary
- Whether or not a parental relocation petition is driven by economic necessity, genuine belief that it will better children's lives, or a desire to diminish or harm the other parent's relationships with children
We Take Move-Aways Seriously and Build Compelling Cases for Our Clients
The life changes that occur and opportunities that arise after a divorce with children are impossible to gauge in advance. Among many other factors, recent economic volatility has led to a dramatic increase in parental relocation disputes. Handling these matters effectively is a clear strength of our dedicated family law firm, and we encourage you to contact us now for a consultation focused on the best approach to your case.