Additional tips for relocation cases

By |2022-03-31T20:10:04+00:0002 May 2015|Categories: Child Custody|

Additional tips for relocation cases

In our last post, we highlighted what a family court judge may consider in a relocation case (also known as a “move away” case). Essentially, there are a number of elements that help a court determine whether the move is in the child’s best interests, and whether parenting time arrangements must be adjusted.

Even with the elements considered in such a decision, it is possible to avoid the ordeal of having the court intervene altogether. This post will offer some helpful tips to stave off possible move away problems.

Try mediation – Child custody litigation can be time consuming and expensive. However, mediation can be quicker, cheaper and less adversarial. Through this process, a third party neutral will help you come to a resolution that you both can live with. This is especially important when trying to maintain a relationship with your child.

Have a distance regulation – In your divorce decree or child custody order, you may also include a distance regulation provision that prevents a parent from moving a certain distance away. For example, the provision may limit moves within the county you live in (or adjacent counties), or within the state.

These two tips may help in saving a great deal of time and heartache that comes with traditional litigation of child custody disputes. If you have questions about whether your current decree will allow for such a move, or you have questions about whether a judge will allow such a move, an experienced family law attorney can advise you.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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