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Are you considering moving away or are seeking information about what happens if a former spouse moves away? It is essential that you understand your rights. Whether the move is a few towns over or a few states away, any relocation that impacts the current custody orders require modification. Measures must be taken to ensure that the move-away is both legal and in the best interest of the child.

Hoffer Family Law Firm recognizes that moving away is a part of the journey and that affordability, job opportunities, or support are only some of the reasons why you might need to move. When a child is involved, the primary concern is the child’s best interests. Our Thousand Oaks family lawyer knows that every case is different and that part of good preparation is keeping you involved and your individual needs are paramount.

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What Should You Know About Child Custody in Move-Away Cases?

When a parent wants to move away with a child, a motion should be filed with the court to establish a new custody order If the child is moving from the current home following a divorce, the custody order can be changed. The court does not determine whether the parent has the legal right to move and will instead see what situation will benefit the child and whether the current agreement needs to change.

Modifying child custody orders in move-away cases involve the following considerations:

  • How far away the parent is moving
  • The age of the child
  • The child’s relationship with each of their parents
  • Stability of the environment and the child’s existing ties
  • The reason for the move
  • The current relationship between the parents
  • Where the child prefers to live
  • Whether the moving parent will foster a relationship between the child and the non-moving parent.

If you or your ex-spouse are relocating to a new place, the court will seek to minimize the disruption that the move makes on the child’s life and relationship with the parents. Considerations will be made for the child’s current education, after-school activities, and friends and family in the area.

Helping Parents Find a Balanced Solution

Moving away with a child can be complicated to navigate without the help of our experienced Thousand Oaks family law attorney. For over 20 years, we have provided families with the necessary tools and knowledge they need to make informed decisions. We assert our clients’ rights aggressively and promptly so as to help them win their move away cases.

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