Wrapping-Up Our Series Explaining the California Move-Away Process
This is the final post in my series on The Process of Relocating a Child Outside of California. Throughout this series I have explained what the Court’s process of determining whether or not a child should be aloud to move outside of the state with a parent looks like. I have provided detailed explanations about what a parent needs to know about each step of the process from start to finish. Topics that I have covered include:
- Questions a parent should be prepared to answer prior to contacting an attorney
- How to file an initial request
- What occurs during the Evidentiary Hearing
- Life following trial
Move-away cases are often complex and invoke a great deal of emotion on each side. When it comes to move-away cases, there is often no “good” or “bad” parent. It is common for employment opportunities to come up in different states or for one parent to wish to live closer to family. This is why the decision to allow or disallow a parent to move with a child is based only on what is in the child’s best interests and not the general desires of the parent.
The move-away process frequently involves a trial because both parents are often very capable and responsible individuals. California Family Court Judges want to weigh the information very carefully prior to making a life changing decision and need as many facts as possible. It is very important to hire an attorney who understands how to make a well thought out argument to the Judge. San Diego lawyer Thomas Huguenor is a certified family law expert who has extensive experience handling move-away matters. If you wish to move out of California with your child, it is important to begin the process right away. Contact our office for a free consultation.