Handling Complex Move-Away Disputes

When a custodial parent wishes to move with a child, it can have a significant impact on the other parent's parenting time (visitation). Such matters are generally referred to as move-away disputes and are often the subject of contentious litigation.

If you are seeking to relocate with your child or are trying to stop a move-away that will adversely affect your relationship with your child, the attorneys at the Law Office of Donald S. Eisenberg are here to protect your rights.

We are strong advocates for clients engaged in a broad range of family law matters that affect children. With law offices in Long Beach, we serve clients in Orange County, Los Angeles County and throughout surrounding California communities.

Gaining Court Approval For A Move-Away

In deciding on move-away issues, as well as other custody and parenting time matters, the court is guided by the principle of protecting the best interests of the children involved. Some of the factors that are weighed in making that determination include:

  • The reason for the move
  • The distance of the move
  • The existing custody arrangement
  • The child's age
  • The child's relationship with both parents
  • The child's ties to the community

Unless parents agree to the move-away, the relocating parent must gain court approval. If you are seeking to relocate with your child, we can help you present a compelling case to the court. If you are trying to stop a move-away from taking place, we can provide you with the strong representation you need to keep your child close by.

Contact Our Lawyers About Your Legal Issue

If you have questions about parental relocation or other child custody-related matters in California, we are here for you. Contact us at 562-546-5527 or send us an email to arrange your initial consultation.