Navigating The Complexities Of Relocation

Sometimes following separation or divorce, a custodial parent desires to relocate with the children and the noncustodial parent opposes the move. The court does not allow a parent to move a distance without approval, with the best interests of the children as their main concern.

Relocation requests require knowledgeable legal counsel to ensure that the court clearly and effectively listens to your side of the story. Whether you are a parent looking to relocate your child to another city or state, or you oppose the proposed relocation of your child, it is imperative that you contact a skilled lawyer to protect your interests. Call 760-340-4545 to discuss your case with James Jackson, an attorney with over 30 years of experience.

Factors That Impact The Court's Decision

With relocation, the court focuses on the impact the proposed move would have on the children involved. The court takes the following factors into account when making a final decision:

  • The child's happiness in the current location
  • The emotional and physical health of the child
  • Child custody agreements currently in place
  • The child's bond with one or both of his or her parents
  • Financial consequences of relocation
  • The motivations of the parents involved

Contact Us For Experienced Legal Help

For three decades, the Law Office of James A. Jackson has successfully protected the rights of clients involved in the relocation process. Our firm understands that this is a difficult situation, for both you and your children. We have the knowledge to help you devise a legal plan and pursue the best outcome for you and your child.

If you face a relocation concern, call our Palm Desert office at 760-340-4545 for skilled legal representation. You may also contact our caring attorney online. We represent California residents throughout the cities of the Coachella Valley.