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Move-Away Custody Dispute Lawyers in Pasadena

Negotiating Relocation Agreements for Parents

After a divorce or when two unmarried parents go through the legal process of negotiating custody, a final custody order is put in place. This custody order cannot be broken or changed unless one or both parents request a change with the court. If a custodial parent – whether you or your spouse – request permission to move the child to a new location that interferes with the other parent’s visitation, you have a move-away case on your hands.

Move-away custody disputes can be particularly contentious. Whether you are the parent seeking the ability to relocate or your spouse’s relocation plans threaten your visitation rights, Marilyn Smith Law APC has the experience and skill to handle your case. Our Pasadena move-away attorneys have a thorough understanding of how to represent clients in these situations and can personalize their service to meet your unique needs.

Reach out to us today at (626) 317-6068 for strong legal representation. We work with clients throughout all of Los Angeles.

Preventing & Seeking Relocation Requests in Los Angeles

With over 20 years of experience and a deep understanding of California family law, our team is prepared to analyze your case and ensure that you understand your rights. You can rely on us to guide you towards the most appropriate decisions and fight for you in court when necessary. During a relocation case, our goal is to show that your position or reasoning is in your child's best interests.

When making a decision regarding relocation, the court may consider:

  • How the move might affect your child's life, education, and well-being
  • The practical/physical implications of a move in relation to the custody order
  • Whether or not the petition for relocation is economically necessary
  • Whether the move will harm the relationship between the other parent and child

Building Compelling Cases for & Against Move-Aways

Emotions after a divorce or custody battle can be extremely volatile and it can be difficult to gauge how decisions will affect everyone involved. At Marilyn Smith Law APC, we realize that you take your child's well-being seriously. We want to help you protect your relationship with your child by illustrating the importance of your move or preventing the other parent from moving away. You can rely on our Pasadena move-away lawyers to handle your case with great care.

Call us today at (626) 317-6068 to schedule an appointment and discuss your situation with Team LOOMMS.

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  1. Most cases require multiple areas of expertise. Team LOOMMS takes a comprehensive approach to every case we handle.
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