Have you broken up with your child’s other parent and decided you want a fresh start in a new place? Are you starting to worry about what the custody arrangements will be like? Are you wondering how you will continue to be a part of your child’s life after moving?
What about if you’re the parent who wishes to stay, as the other custodial parent told you that they have decided to relocate and now you’re frantically searching for guidance on what to do? How will you keep your relationship strong with your child now that the other parent has threatened to move far away?
If so, you’re not alone.
After a breakup/divorce, plenty of parents decide they don’t like the city they’re in. Maybe you found a great new opportunity for a job or you have to relocate due to military service. You might just want to re-establish yourself in a new relationship in a different state. Life has to go on and you have every right to move to a city you feel will give you a better quality of life. But the truth is, under California law, you can’t just move your child/children away for any reason. Whatever your reason for moving is, our team will analyze your facts and prepare a strong case that supports your move so you can get a modified child custody order that allows this move with your children.
On the other hand, many parents also have to deal with the possibility of the custodial parent relocating. This can cause a great deal of stress and leave you desperately wondering how this will affect your relationship with your children. Our firm intends to review the details of your case and develop a personalized strategy to meet your needs. Whether it’s negotiating an arrangement that allows for continued visitation with you or extending holiday and summer visits, or opposing the move-away and fighting for primary custody because you believe your child’s best interests would be best served staying here, our team will work tireless to ensure your relationship with your children is protected.
In some cases, a parent may choose to relocate internationally, especially if they have family living there. International moveaways can be more challenging because the court has to determine whether the relocation is in the best interest of the child considering international factors as well. The Hague Convention and the Department of State Travel Advisories are often strong considerations in international moveaways. These cases are often tricky if going through without a guide; let our firm’s years of experience fight for your request to modify child custody orders internationally.
Although you may be feeling overwhelmed during this time, it’s important to act quickly and obtain a court ordered change to your previous child custody order. Our team has a successful record of dealing with these cases and understands how to anticipate how a judge will make their decision regarding a parental relocation. Factors such as whether the move is in the best interest of the child, how the move will affect visitation with both parents, and the relationship between the child and parents can all greatly impact the likelihood of a judge granting the relocation.
Moving to a new place alone is scary enough without having to worry about how it will affect your relationship with your children. Desai Camino can give you the guidance you need to navigate these challenging times.