Moving away to another city or state can occur after a dissolution judgment is entered. I can provide you advice regarding relocation with children after divorce. There are a number of issues to be reviewed with either the parent who has relocated or the one who has stayed behind. Most of the time the request for a move away is presented after dissolution is obtained. The client who is the noncustodial parent wants to maintain a close relationship with his or her child, and the best interest of the child standard must be reviewed. A court order must be obtained because it will modify the current orders. The move must be in the best interest of the child; many times a career move or other economic or academic change triggers the request. I can help you work out a new parenting schedule.
Violating court orders has serious repercussions. A court order must be obtained to defeat claims of abduction and criminal law penalties. A moving party must demonstrate that the move is child-focused and not just about the parent’s desires and convenience. I can assist you with either negotiations to accommodate the move and additional expenses created by the move or the necessary litigation if no agreement can be reached. As a divorce attorney, I work very closely with clients undergoing a child custody evaluation related to the move. Call my office to learn about the custody rules and procedures in this important area.
Attorney Karen S. Brown focuses on providing her clients with quality representation. She ensures that you are well informed about your case and emphasizes hands-on communication with you to strategize an effective approach to the issues. When recommended, she will access a knowledgeable database of professionals for you to engage as qualified experts to support your claims. Contact her office to schedule a conference.
We are serving the following Southland areas:
Westside and beach communities
San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys