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How to Manage a Request to Move with Children as a Co-Parent in San Diego

On Behalf of | Oct 8, 2021 | Child Custody and Visitation

Are you searching for how to manage a request to move with children as a co-parent in San Diego?  Change is one of the most certain things in life, and there are many valid reasons why a co-parent may wish to take their child(ren) and move out of the area or out of state.  However, in most cases one must obtain written authorization and orders from the Court in advance of any planned move.

One of the most important facts associated with a request to move with children as a co-parent in San Diego is the type of custody originally ordered by the Court.  A parent with sole custody is generally able to relocate as long as the other parent cannot demonstrate how the move would harm the child(ren).  For those who share some form of joint custody the challenge is much more significant.  The parent who wishes to take the child(ren) and relocate must prove to the Court the proposed relocation is in the best interests of the child(ren).

The Court will have substantial questions about the status quo for each child (their present rhythms associated with school, family, friends, support and extra-curricular activities).  The parent requesting the move will have to demonstrate how the relocation will improve the quality of the child’s life from a health, education and general welfare point of view.

The parent who wishes to remain in the local area most often has strong objections to a proposed relocation and the Court will weigh the best interests of the child and all of the facts surrounding each child’s existing status and how a move would affect their general well-being and support.

The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq have decades of experience in these cases.  We provide sound advice, counsel and representation for how to manage a request to move with children as a co-parent in San Diego or to mount a defense against a proposed relocation.

We invite you to protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.