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Do you have children and want to relocate to another county or another state, but the other parent won’t agree? And you’re not really sure what to do? What’s the next step? What’s the court going to consider? Well, that’s what this video is about.
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Do you have children, want to move to another county or another state, but the other party won’t agree? And you’re not really sure what to do, what’s the next step, what’s the court going to consider? Well, that’s what this video is about.
Hi, my name is Ben Vojtik and I have been employed here at Hartley Lamas since 2010 and have been an associate attorney here since 2018.
Reason for Your Move
First and foremost, you want to point to a reason for your move. What are you moving to? Are you moving to family support? Are you moving for a job?
Because if you don’t point to a reason for your move, the other parent is probably going to say that you’re doing so to frustrate their relationship with the child. And the court can take that into consideration.
California Wants Frequent and Continuing Contact with Child
Because when you’re moving so far away, which parent is more likely to facilitate visitation with the other parent, which party is more likely to facilitate telephone and Skype conversations. Those are important things because California wants children at frequent and continuing contact with both parents.
Other Relationships of the Child
And there are a number of things that the court’s going to consider in the move. What relationships the child has here. From friends, teachers, pediatrician. All of that support changes in a move.
So, you really want a good reason for the move, and you really want to set your best case forward with the court. Because it’s always possible that the court says that you can’t take the children with you.
Help with Your Child Custody Case
So, if you find yourself in this situation and you decide that you need help. Our information is at the bottom of the screen.