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Navigating Complex Parent-Child Relocations

One of the most contentious issues that can arise in a child custody situation is when the custodial parent wishes to move away with the child. From the relocating parent’s perspective, the move may be necessary for employment or a compelling personal reason. From the other parent’s perspective, the move may damage the relationship he or she has with the child.

At Macksoud Macksoud & Davis, LLP, our attorneys have significant experience handling both sides of complex and contentious move-away issues. Whether you are seeking to move or are trying to stop a move that will adversely affect you, we are here to provide you with the strong representation you need to protect you and your child’s rights.

Will This Relocation Be Allowed?

California laws regarding the rights of parents to move with a child or to oppose the relocation of a child are complex and include several factors that must be considered. Questions that arise in relocation cases include:

  • Does one parent have sole custody or do both parents have a significant custodial relationship with the child?
  • Does the existing court order grant considerable visitation rights to the noncustodial parent that would be infringed upon by a move?
  • Is a move in the best interests of the child?

These and other factors should be considered and discussed with an attorney before relocating children a significant distance from their current residence. While these cases can prove contentious, we believe it is best for parents to work together to reach an amicable solution that places the child’s best interests first.

Our lawyers have handled many relocation issues and can advise you on how a judge would be likely to rule based on the facts in your situation.

Protect Your Rights — Retain A Lawyer

When a legal matter involves your parent-child relationship, it must be handled with care. To learn how our attorneys can protect your parental rights in this matter, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 310-961-2989.