Get expert help with move-away petitions from a child relocation attorney in Riverside CA
The separation of a household following a divorce or custody battle can be traumatic enough; add in an extreme geographical separation and things can get even more stressful for a child. Fortunately, the law does provide a means for ensuring that any and all moves will be in the best interests of the child. Whether you are the parent seeking to relocate or the parent left behind, a child relocation attorney in Riverside CA can help you through the legal proceedings related to move-away petitions.
Initiating a Move-Away Petition
When you want to relocate with your child, you must file a move-away petition describing your reasons for moving and explaining why the move is in the best interests of the child. In determining whether to grant or deny your petition, the court will consider:
- The age of the child
- The current relationship with the parents
- The impact on the non-custodial parent’s access to the child
- The impact of the move on the child’s well-being and emotional stability
By hiring a child relocation attorney in Riverside CA to prepare your petition, you can ensure that all of these factors are addressed in a convincing argument in favor of your move.
Challenging a Move-Away Petition
Non-custodial parents responding to move-away petitions can also benefit from Kendall & Gkikas’ years of experience as a child relocation lawyer in Riverside CA. The two main ways we can challenge move-away petitions are by proving that the custodial parent is deliberately moving to deny you contact with your child, and/or by proving that the move would be detrimental to the child’s best interests. If your challenge is successful, you might be able to either stop the move or else gain primary custody of the child.
Why You Always Need a Child Relocation Attorney in Riverside CA
Hiring a child relocation attorney in Riverside CA can provide important benefits regardless of whether you are the one initiating or responding to the move-away petition. For instance, you will probably need an attorney’s help to request the necessary modifications to your visitation agreement that will enable you to continue to enjoy fair access to your child. At Kendall & Gkikas, we can provide help and advice in negotiations or represent you in court as the case may require.
Call Now For an Appointment with a Child Relocation Lawyer in Riverside CA
At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, every potential new client gets to have their initial consultation with an experienced child relocation lawyer in Riverside CA, not with a paralegal or junior partner as occurs at some other firms. To meet your attorney, please call our office to schedule your first consultation now.