Move-Away / Parental Relocation Issues

Santa Clara County Parental Relocation Lawyers

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Job opportunities, relationships, education, health conditions—people move for all kinds of reasons and in most cases, it is completely within their rights to do so. However, different rules apply to the divorced parents of children.

At Martha J. Olson & Associates, we have fought to protect the rights of custodial parents trying to relocate and fought to challenge parental relocation on behalf of non-custodial parents, as well. In either case, we can help you to understand ALL of your legal options and help you and your former spouse to resolve these issues outside of court, wherever possible.

As a firm, we represent clients in Santa Clara County who are faced with parental relocation issues involving:

  • Interstate child custody
  • Long distance visitation / parenting time
  • Parental relocation within California

The Importance of Being Earnest

No matter which side of the parental relocation fence you are on, it is important to begin preparing your case and asserting your rights at the earliest possible time. Among the major factors that courts consider in deciding these cases are the reasons for the custodial parent’s move, the ages of the children, and the likelihood that relocation will be harmful to the relationship between the non-custodial parent and the children in question. For these reasons, a proposed move from Santa Clara to Palo Alto will probably gain court approval more easily than a move to Los Angeles would. However, the sooner you begin working with an attorney to validate or challenge a relocation, the better your chances for success will be.

To learn more about California move-away law and how Martha J. Olson & Associates can help protect your rights—contact us at our San Jose, California, law offices to schedule a free half hour initial consultation.