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Relocating After A Divorce

Relocating after a divorce might seem like a simple process. In fact, unless there is a Court Order in effect stating otherwise, in California you will be free to move at any time. However, if you want to move with the children, and there is any

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custody and/or visitation Order in effect, then your basic right to move about freely will be limited by the Court's jurisdiction over where your children will move. A parent who has recently been through a divorce should consult with a divorce lawyer before making the decision to move with a minor child. If your move away results in the other parent not having the visitation time stated in the Court Order, then it may be treated as Contempt of Court, and can result in consequences such as loss of custody, jail time and fines. Relocation of Non-Custodial Parent Non-custodial parents in California do not need to ask the Courts for permission to move. However, the move may affect that parent's visitation rights, especially if it prohibits him or her from having regular visits with the child. Bay Area Family Law Attorney Thomas Stutzman is familiar with the rules that

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apply to move away cases. One small adjustment might be enough to benefit the

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entire family.

Relocation of a custodial parent involves receiving permission from the Courts in most cases. The parent will have to prove somehow that the move that he or she is making is in the best interest of the child. The custodial parent must always attempt to foster a relationship between the child and the other parent.

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Relocating After A Divorce