Parent Relocation Lawyer

Parent relocation lawyers at our California law firm — Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP — represent parents in child custody situations where one parent wishes to move away from California. We are strong advocates for our clients depending on their needs. We are able to help parents manage the legal requirements when they wish to move out of state. Our lawyers also work with parents to prevent relocation by another parent.

The Law on Parental Relocation

In the last ten years, California law on parental relocation has become more lenient. Parents who wish to move away — either out of the state or out of the country — with their child are often able to do so more easily.

However, the consequences of a move away without the court’s permission can be serious. Parents often risk serious negative effects on their child custody arrangement when they do not take necessary legal steps before the move occurs.

California law does not require parents to prove that the move is “necessary.” Instead, it recognizes valid reasons for a parent to move away from the state. A new job, new marriage, home foreclosure or bankruptcy may all be good reasons.

Parents wishing to prevent a move must show the courts that the move away will create a detriment to the child. This is best done with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney like the lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP.

Contact the Lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP

If you are considering a move away or wish to stop one, talking to an attorney is a best way to get the legal answers you need. To contact our team of attorneys at the San Bernardino, California, law offices of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, please call us at 909-453-4059.

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