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Carlsbad Move Aways and Relocation Attorney

Contact an Experienced Carlsbad Move-Away Attorney

At Apogee Law Group, we understand that a move away or relocation case can bring about significant challenges for families. Whether you are seeking to relocate with your child or you wish to contest a proposed move by the other parent, our experienced family law attorneys are here to provide you with the necessary guidance and support. We recognize the complex legal considerations involved in move away cases, including the impact on child custody and visitation arrangements.


Our firm is well-versed in California laws regarding move away cases, and we are dedicated to protecting your parental rights and advocating for the best interests of your child. We will diligently assess the unique circumstances of your case, strategize on the most effective approach, and work towards a favorable resolution. Trust Apogee Law Group, LLP to navigate the intricacies of move away cases with compassion, professionalism, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.

If you are a parent looking to relocate your child or you oppose the intended relocation of your child, it is essential that you contact a seasoned, knowledgeable Carlsbad move-away attorney immediately. For more information on move-away and relocation issues, give us a call at (858) 933-4511 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns and learn more about how we can help.

Move-Away & Relocation FAQs

What is a move-away?

In California family law, a "move away" refers to a situation where a parent with custodial rights or joint custody seeks to relocate with their child to a new residence that would significantly impact the current custodial and visitation arrangement. It typically involves a proposed move to a location that is a substantial distance away from the childs current residence, which may have implications for the noncustodial parents access to the child.

A move away can arise due to various reasons, such as job opportunities, educational opportunities, or the need to be closer to family or support networks. However, such moves can have a significant impact on the childs relationship with the noncustodial parent, leading to disputes over custody and visitation.

When a parent seeks to move away, California law requires them to obtain either the other parents consent or a court order granting permission. The court evaluates move away cases by considering the best interests of the child as the primary factor. The court examines factors such as the childs relationship with each parent, the childs adjustment to their current environment, the distance of the proposed move, the reasons for the move, and the potential impact on the childs well-being.

Move away cases can be complex and emotionally charged, requiring skilled legal representation to protect the rights of both parents and ensure the childs best interests are upheld. Consulting with an experienced family law attorney is crucial to navigate the legal process, present compelling arguments, and advocate for your position in a move away case in California.

What factors does the court consider during a move away?

When considering a move-away request in California, the court takes into account various factors to determine whether the relocation is in the childs best interests. These factors can include:

  1. The childs age and their ties to the current community, including school, friends, and extracurricular activities.

  2. The childs relationship with each parent and the potential impact of the move on their relationship with the noncustodial parent.

  3. The distance of the proposed move and the practical impact on the existing custody and visitation arrangement.

  4. The reasons for the proposed move, such as employment opportunities, educational advancements, or the need to be closer to family or support networks.

  5. The ability of the noncustodial parent to maintain a meaningful relationship with the child through appropriate visitation arrangements.

  6. The willingness of the custodial parent to facilitate ongoing contact and visitation between the child and the noncustodial parent.

  7. The childs educational, emotional, and social needs and how they would be affected by the move.

  8. The overall impact of the proposed move on the childs stability and well-being.

The court will carefully evaluate these factors and any other relevant circumstances to determine whether granting the move-away request is in the childs best interests. The primary consideration is to ensure the childs welfare and maintain a strong relationship with both parents, whenever possible. Its important to consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney who can help present a compelling case, gather evidence supporting the childs best interests, and navigate the legal process associated with move-away disputes in California.​

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