San Diego Parent Relocation Lawyer
In California, a custodial parent (the parent with whom the child lives) may not relocate unless he or she has permission from the noncustodial parent or the court. To move to another city, state or country without permission is against the law. If you or your child's other parent is considering relocating, do not hesitate to contact a San Diego parent relocation attorney: Call our relocation lawyers at 619.573.6162 .
Parent Relocation Attorneys in San Diego
At Anthony C. Starks, Attorney at Law, our parental relocation lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping families deal with tough decisions. We have attorneys that are certified specialist in family law as designated by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Our parent relocation lawyers understand the legal and emotional implications of a move and will fight for your interests, whether you wish to relocate or prevent relocation.
Moving Away With Child Custody
Before going to court, a parent who would like to move away must go through mediation with the other parent. Mediation is meant to help parents work through the impact that the move will have on the child(ren). Our relocation lawyers can represent you during mediation as well as in court.
The decision to move away can significantly affect a child's relationship with his or her other parent. For that reason, a custodial parent must usually have a good reason to move, such as a change in job or military transfer. A court will look at many factors to determine whether the move is in the child's best interests. The effect on the child and the child's relationship with the left-behind parent is very important in this analysis.
Relocations & Visitation Rights
Generally, when a custodial parent relocates, the noncustodial parent will receive expanded visitation rights. This may include extended weekend visits, visitation during school holidays and even full custody during the summer. The California court system also requires custodial parents to set up electronic media, such as Skype with webcams, to help preserve the relationship between the noncustodial parent and the child.
Contacting a San Diego Visitation Rights Attorney
To learn more about parental relocation, contact one of our visitation rights attorney online or call us at 619.573.6162 for a free consultation.