Los Angeles, CA family law attorney Robert W. Eisfelder talks about how relocating to another state effects your custody rights.
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Oftentimes we are faced with situations where one party intends to move out of state and we have children involved, and how is that handled by the court? It’s a very, very challenging and difficult issue. The court has to look to what’s in the best interest of the children, why the person is moving, and fashion an order that will allow the children to thrive under a situation where it’s not optimal. We try to look at what is gonna psychologically benefit a child, how the move may impact the child, where their ties are? Usually they will be here because the family has lived here for a long time. It’s one of the most difficult things for a judge and lawyers to deal with, as well as the parties. There’s no easy answer to it and it’s a fact-specific situation.