Few family law cases are as contentious as those which involve moving a child out of state. Such matters are guaranteed to leave one parent frustrated and angry; either one parent is going to be left behind while their child moves away or the other will be told that they cannot relocate with their son or daughter. Family Court Judges will only grant a relocation request under certain circumstances. Retaining an experienced attorney is important to making sure that your case is properly presented to the Court. Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino child custody lawyer handling cases which involve a move out of state. Aruna understands the serious nature of such matters and he will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact our office today.
San Bernardino attorney assisting parents in child relocation cases
California Courts will only allow a child to move out of state if the requesting parent can establish that the move is in their son or daughter’s best interests. When deciding whether a move will serve those interests, the Court will consider factors which include:
- Whether the move will improve the child’s quality of life
- The reason for the relocation request
- Whether the requesting parent can be expected to comply with visitation orders
- The basis for the non-moving parent’s opposition
- The extent to which long-distance visitation can be maintained
The process for a relocation case begins when the requesting parent files a Motion with the Court. The Judge will hold a hearing and may allow the parent to relocate with the child, temporarily, pending a trial. At trial, the Court will make a permanent decision as to whether or not the parent should be allowed to take the child out of state. These types of cases can involve complicated issues of fact and law. It is, therefore important that you have an experienced lawyer to assist you.
Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino lawyer and is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He will use your initial consultation to help you understand whether you have a legitimate basis to request or oppose a relocation. Aruna will quickly file your Motion with the Court and, if you need an immediate hearing (such as in cases where a parent is requesting permission to move immediately), he will request that the Court hear the matter on an expedited basis. He will then use discovery (the process by which information is gained from the other side) to gain information which builds your case. This information can include correspondence between the parties, phone records, information regarding school districts, etc. Aruna will aggressively represent you at trial and will make sure that all relevant facts are presented to the Court. We understand the important nature of these types of cases. We will make your matter a priority. Contact us today.
Lawyer providing quality service to San Bernardino residents in child relocation matters
If you are attempting to move out of state then you are already dealing with an aggravating situation. It is important that you have an attorney who provides quality service. Our lawyer makes communication with his clients a priority. He will make himself available to answer your questions and will make sure you fully understand the Court’s rulings. We are honored to serve those in San Bernardino and elsewhere and we take our obligations seriously.
We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.