California Move-Away or Relocation Requests
In California, a relocation or move-away case arises when one parent seeks to move the child to a new home located outside of the city, state, or country where the custody arrangement is set in. No matter the distance for the planned relation of the child, move-away cases are some of the most challenging of all family law cases. If you are facing a move-away case, do not engage in the case without the legal support of an experienced family law attorney. The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.
Whether you are the parent seeking to relocate the minor or are the parent who is petitioning against the relocation, you can rely on the knowledge of the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP. The firm is committed to helping you achieve the best potential outcome in your case. Consider scheduling a complimentary consultation with the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP by calling (909) 894-0812 or complete the contact form here.
California Family Code §7501
Under the California Family Code §7501, parents entitled to the custody of their child have the legal right to change the residence of the minor, but the court retains the power to restrain a removal that would otherwise prejudice the rights or well-being of the minor. Parents seeking to relocate their child will need to reach an agreement with the other parent, or they will need to obtain an order from the court.
In California, every move-away case is unique and is decided on a case-by-case basis. There are many factors that will be considered when it comes to deciding whether an order will be granted and the outcome of the case will depend on the facts of the case. Family law courts have significant discretion when it comes to move-away order requests.
California Family Code §3040
Whether a child is relocated or the relocation is denied, family law courts in California will always strive to ensure the best interests of the child are protected. Under the state’s Family Code §3040, family law courts will attempt to make orders to ensure the child has continuing contact with both of his or her parents. When a parent is seeking to relocate the child, it is important to demonstrate that the request is being made in the best interests of the minor and that the move will not frustrate the child’s relationship with the other parent.
Discuss Your Case With a Knowledgeable Family Law Attorney Today
Whether you are seeking or responding to a move-away order in California, it is important that you retain the support of an experienced family law attorney. Move-away cases are very complex and they can also cause tumultuous arguments between parents. To ensure a favorable outcome in your case, obtain experienced legal representation right away.
The family law attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have extensive experience handling child custody cases, including complex move-away orders. The firm is dedicated to helping you achieve a favorable outcome in your case. Consider calling (909) 894-0812 to schedule a complimentary consultation with the firm today.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.