Move-away / Relocation Issues
With the challenges of the prevailing economy, custody move-away and relocation issues have become more common. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to resolve them as moving or not moving may pose a hardship for either of the parties involved and/or their children. That’s why it’s important to speak with one our relocation attorneys as soon as you can, and arrive at a plan designed to obtain the best possible result for your family.
At the Law Offices of Patricia A. Hendrickson & Associates, we represent mothers, fathers, and custodial and non-custodial parents across Southern California in child custody and relocation cases. With our superior experience and commitment to our clients, our success rates are second to none.
Fact & Fiction
Fact: Move-away and relocation issues will be governed by your divorce judgment.
Read it carefully with your attorney as it will provide guidance as to what you need to do.
Fiction: Either spouse can prevent the other from relocating.
Courts always protect the best interests of the children. The only people either spouse can prevent from moving are the children themselves.
If you are the primary custodial parent and are seeking to move, be prepared to show the court how the benefits of relocating outweigh the benefits of not moving. If you are seeking to prevent your children from being moved, you must contest the proposed change as soon as you become aware of it. That’s when it’s time to call us.