Representing Parents On Both Sides Of Southern California Move-Away Cases

After a divorce has been finalized and the custody orders have been established, there are times when one of the parents may wish to move away. While it is certainly within the parent's rights to relocate, he or she does not automatically have the right to take along the children.

The courts do not take lightly decisions that could impact either parent's access to his or her children, and a compelling argument needs to be made to show that moving away would be in the child's best interests. These are complex cases that require the attention of a qualified California child custody attorney. At Simpson | Cawelti LLP, we represent clients on both sides of child relocation cases.

Diligently Seeking A Favorable Outcome For Every Client

No matter which side of the matter you may be on, you can rely on our lawyers to do everything in their power to help you reach your goals. We understand the criteria used by the court to analyze move-away requests, and we know how to present a strong case that supports your position in the matter.

Among the issues that need to be addressed in move-away cases are the following:

  • Is the custodial parent moving in an effort to interfere with the noncustodial parent's access to the children?
  • What are the reasons for the proposed move?
  • How far away is the custodial parent intending to move?
  • Would the proposed move be detrimental to the children?
  • Would the proposed move provide for the stability and continuity the children need?
  • What are the ages of the children, and what kind of relationships do they have with each parent?
  • What is the nature of the relationship between the parents?
  • Are the children mature enough that they should express what their wishes are in the matter?
  • What is the current custody arrangement and how has it been working since the initial order was established?

Discuss Your Move-Away Case With One Of Our Child Custody Attorneys

Contact our Glendale office to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We represent clients throughout Southern California and the surrounding area, including people in Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and other Southern California communities. You can reach us by phone at 818-254-8304 for an appointment.