Parental Relocations

Parental Relocations

Handling Issues Related to Parental Move Aways

In California, parental relocations have long been an area of contention. The burden of proving what is in the best interest of the child has shifted from the custodial parent to the noncustodial parent and back. California courts currently treat each case as unique. This is especially true of cases involving international relocations. Since each case is decided on its own merits, it is vital to have an attorney experienced in handling child relocation cases.

Experienced Child Relocation Lawyers

At Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, our attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients dealing with parental move away issues. We recognize that any issue involving children is highly emotional. Child relocations are no different and are particularly difficult because controversies surrounding this issue have resulted in few guidelines for judges to follow.

Our broad litigation experience helps us represent clients aggressively in parental relocation matters. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined litigation and trial experience. We know how to prepare for hearings and trials related to parental move aways.

As with all issues involving children, the overriding principle in granting or denying relocation requests is the best interests of the child. However, the courts also look at how child custody and move away issues impact the noncustodial parent’s ability to be involved in the child’s life.

International child relocations are particularly complex. We make sure that the importance of significant continuing contact between the noncustodial parent and the child is recognized in these cases. In addition, there are considerations related to the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction that must be considered should a parent refuse to comply with visitation obligations.

Our attorneys have substantial experience in handling child custody matters involving foreign nationals and their spouses. We are committed to protecting our client’s parental rights in matters involving international parental relocations.