Your Guide Through Challenging Times

The Case For And Against Relocation

It’s natural to seek a fresh start when you’ve divorced. When you’re a parent, a fresh start means something very different than it does for a person who does not have children. You may wish to move somewhere new with your kids, but taking that step will complicate your custody and child support situations.

Whether you want to move with your kids to a new area or wish to prevent a move to keep your kids close to you, talk to us. At Klausner | Johnson LLP, we have extensive experience working with people on both sides of this very disruptive discussion. We know it is not something you want to worry about, but there are options.

Moving Changes Everything

It is vital to remember that nothing happens in a vacuum when it comes to a divorce. Just as property division discussions can impact spousal support agreements and child custody, your decision to move can mean changes to:

  • How much you receive in child support
  • How much time you spend with your child
  • How much input you have in day-to-day child-care decisions

These are vital issues that you deserve to understand before deciding to move. If you plan on having your children move with you, getting the parenting plan modified is often an obstacle if your former spouse opposes the move. You’ll also have to prove that the move is in the best interest of the children.

Furthermore, if your former spouse seeks to move with your children, you have every right to object to that.

Finding Advocates For Your Needs

We understand what it’s like to be a parent and the struggles that come along with it. Relocation issues between parties with joint child custody will never be simple. Reach out to us to learn what we can do.

We promise to listen to you and fight for what you need from your custody and support situation. Our office in Irvine can be reached by phone at 949-220-1500. You may also send us an email to set up an appointment.