Riverside Relocation Attorney
Counsel From a Riverside, CA Family Lawyer
A parent has duties and responsibilities in regard to his or her child.
When parents divorce or are unwed and share custody of a child or are
abiding by a visitation agreement, the decision of one parent to move
away will need to be addressed from a legal standpoint. These cases are
most often referred to as parental relocation or move away cases. If you
wish to move to another county, state or country or your ex-spouse wishes
to move away, it is important to discuss this matter with an experienced
Riverside child custody attorney. Parental relocation cases are legally
complex and may also have a serious impact on your relationship with your child.
Modifying a Custody or Visitation Ruling
A divorce lawyer from Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich can help you
obtain a legal
modification to your court orders in response to your new circumstances. Any verbal
agreements made with your ex-spouse are not legally binding, but failure
to abide by the custody agreement issued by the judge can result in a
charge of contempt of court. It is often possible to negotiate a new agreement through
mediation, but if you and the other parent cannot agree, the court will intervene.
Factors a judge will consider when modifying a custody agreement include:
- The age of the child
- The relationship of the child with each parent
- The economic circumstances of each parent
- The location of the new residence
- The reasons for relocating
- The circumstances of custody prior to the relocation
After taking all of these factors into account, the court will make a decision
on whether or not to grant a modification to the custody agreement. The
best way to be prepared with a solid case is to enlist the help of a qualified
family law attorney before taking the matter to court.
Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Riverside
Moving a significant distance away may make your current custody or visitation
arrangement difficult or simply impossible. In order to facilitate a move
away from your former spouse or partner, it is imperative that you employ
an attorney to help you through the legal issues involved in relocation.
At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our
divorce lawyers are well versed in the laws and circumstances that will help make your
If you or your former spouse/partner is considering relocating, contact a Riverside child custody lawyer
to help this process easier all parties involved.