Parental Relocation After Divorce in Roseville
Roseville Family Law Attorney for Move-Away Cases
Courts typically believe that a child's best interests are served by
a parenting schedule that gives the child continuous and frequent contact
with both parents. There are situations, however, when one parent wishes
to move so far away from the other parent that a shared parenting plan
is no longer feasible, a re-evaluation of the
custody order and parenting plan is usually required. In making this re-evaluation,
different rules may be applied depending on the current custody order
and whether the current custody order is permanent or temporary. If you
are on either side of a relocation issue after
divorce, I can be your Roseville divorce lawyer to help you through the process.
Determining the Child's Best Interest in a Relocation
While the child's best interests are paramount, the court may also
have to consider the custodial parent's constitutional right to move.
Parental relocations can be emotionally difficult due to the distinct
possibility of one parent no longer being able to see his or her children
on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to work with a Roseville
relocation attorney who can help you at each stage in the parental relocation
process. Regardless of whether you are a custodial or non-custodial parent,
at the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson, we can help protect and assert your
rights. I will do whatever I can to help ensure that your parental rights
What You Need to Know as the Relocating Parent
Parental relocations can be a bit complicated for parents who are moving
for one reason or another. Depending on your circumstance, it is possible
that during the divorce agreement you spouse discussed what the court
calls "express consent" meaning that you were planning on relocating
at some point following the divorce agreement. Often times this is written
out in the original agreement for the custody of the child and therefore
means that the other parent will not be caught off guard when this takes
place. Another way that you may go about relocation is by giving notice
and asking for consent. What this means is that you will offer the other
parent within 30-90 days when the move will take place. The parent will
then need to give their consent for the move. In many cases, this will
occur with the custodial parent who is moving, and they will ask the noncustodial
parent for their permission to relocate. Another factor that will play
a role in the relocation of a parent (and whether or not the court will
agree for the child to come along) is how much distance the parent will
be placing between their child and mom or dad. The court usually considers
this as a large determining factor for their decision; yet another reason
to have the help of a family lawyer on your side. Perhaps the move is
inevitable, for work or other reasons, the court may require that the
relocating parent provide the other spouse with a schedule of visitations
as well as the associated costs for that traveling and potentially even
a modification in the custody arrangement altogether.
Need a Family Lawyer for a Relocation Case in California?
If a job, family obligations, or other need requires you to move, it is
imperative that you obtain permission from the court before taking action.
It is essential that you plan for the relocation and accurately present
your case to the court. As your Roseville divorce attorney, I can present
your case to the court in a manner that optimizes your chances of having
it approved. If, on the other hand, you do not believe that your ex-spouse's
relocation is in the best interest of the child or children, my firm can
also help! Whatever the case may be, this firm will do whatever we can
to help you and your family obtain the ideal outcome of your unique case.
Contact the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson today to discuss any further questions you may have!