Covina Relocation Attorney
Information on Relocation
If you have primary custody of your child after you and your spouse have been divorced, you may not think twice about moving if a better job or opportunity arises. However, you need to be aware that there are laws in place in order to protect the family unit in the instance that one parent wants to relocate.
If you wish to relocate you may have to obtain a court order allowing you to take your child with you if you move. If your child's other parent is vehemently opposed to the relocation, there may be instances where the court will decide your child should remain with the other parent. Before risking losing custody of your child for a new job, contact a Covina divorce lawyer from my firm today. I can help you understand what your rights are, and help you follow the proper procedure for legally relocating your child.
If you wish to relocate with your child, the courts will take a close look at your situation, and assess the following:
- Why the parent wants to move (job promotion, etc.)
- The ability of the parent who is not moving to care for the child, both physically and emotionally. Would the parent be able to take on primary custody, afford to care for the child and give the child the time he or she needs?
- The benefits that a move would present to the child. Would they be living a better lifestyle, go to a better school, etc.
- The ability of the parent who is not moving to visit the child.
The courts will always act in the "best interest" of the child and this may mean denying your request to relocate your child. However, in many cases, they may grant the relocation particularly if such a move will lead to a better situation for your child.
Relocation Lawyer in Covina
If you are considering relocating with your child, you need to speak with an attorney from my firm, The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. today. My firm has years of experience handling divorce cases and can bring that experience to your relocation case. I can help you understand your rights as the custodial parent and help you determine how likely it is that the court will be amenable to the relocation of your child. My firm will tirelessly fight to protect your rights as a hard working parent who is just trying to provide a better life for your child.
Contact a Covina relocation attorney from my firm today if you are considering moving with your child.