Divorce and Relocation

Mission Viejo Divorce & Family Law Firm

If you are seeking to relocate your family to another state for a job opportunity, better climate, or that you wish to get away from an ex-spouse, you may find some legal opposition if you are the custodial parent of your children. Whatever the reason may be for your desire to relocate your family, it is important that you have skilled representation on your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome to this process. California State law requires custodial parents to file a move-away petition in order to relocate your family.

In determining acceptance or denial of this petition, the court will consider all or some of these factors, among others:

  • The age of the child
  • Their current relationship with their parents
  • The reason for the move
  • If the move will benefit the child
  • The impact that the move will have on the non-custodial parent
  • How the move will affect the emotional stability of the child as they will be impacted by a new school, new friends, etc...

It is important that you have an attorney on your side that will be able to persuade a court that the move will be beneficial for all parties involved, or that the benefit outweighs the negative.

Help for Orange County Families Who Are Relocating

At The Hunter Law Group we have more than 45 combined years of experience and are skilled in various family law issues such as divorce and relocation. We will be able to provide you with the assistance that you need in order to obtain a favorable outcome of your petition for relocation. We will help you build a case that will provide accurate information that supports your desire to relocate, and how this will benefit your child in the long run. Do not hesitate to contact our firm in order to begin the process of building a strong case and filing the petition for relocation.

Learn why you need a lawyer for relocating in Mission Viejo after a divorce. Call our firm today and schedule your initial case evaluation.