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How Relocation Might Affect Your Custody And Visitation Plan

A child custody and visitation agreement is one of the cornerstones of your divorce or separation. They are carefully crafted to take the child's needs and best interests into consideration, while also protecting each parent's right to see and raise the child.

But what if you need to move? Maybe you accept a job out of state or out of the country, or simply wish to relocate to a safer community. Or perhaps the other parent wants to relocate across the country, and you are afraid of losing time with your child.

At O'Brien Family Law, PC, our attorneys have extensive experience in this area and will fiercely advocate for your rights. We can help you through the legal process involved with relocation, and ensure the end result is best for what your child needs.

What Should You Do If You Want To Move?

Generally, the easiest way to move without affecting your parenting plan is with the other parent's permission. If the other parent objects, you may need to take your case back to court and attempt to show that the move is in your child's best interests.

At that point, we can try to renegotiate a custody and visitation plan to accommodate for the move. Our goal is to make sure that any negative impact to your child's life or well-being is minimized by the relocation process.

What Should You Do If The Other Parent Wants To Move?

If the other parent wishes to move far away with the child, such as outside the state of California or even somewhere out of the country, we can take swift action to stop this relocation before it's too late.

Again, the case may make it back to trial for a modification, where we will stand up for your parental rights and fight for a fair amount of time with your child.

We Will Advocate For Your Rights And Your Child's Best Interests

Relocating with a child is not as easy as it sounds. Our child custody lawyers take every factor into consideration when representing your case. We listen to all of your concerns and work with you one-on-one to meet your needs and safeguard your rights.

Call our Sacramento office at 916-468-0707 to get started with a confidential consultation or reach out online to set up an appointment.