Divorcing parents must deal with the type of child custody that is best for their children. But there are other child custody issues that may arise even after the custody agreement is settled, including relocation.
When a marriage ends, ex-spouses want to start over and move on from their divorce. Divorced parents may feel the same, particularly if they want to protect their children from the emotional conflicts related to their separation. While any legal team understands this kind of situation, relocating with a child is not an easy road. For example, even if one parent was awarded custody of the child, that parent does not have the right to move away to another neighborhood or state just because they want to. Although there are no laws in California that ban parents from relocating, the state forbids a custodial parent from moving away without the consent of the non-custodial parent. Relocation can also complicate the custody and visitation arrangements between the two parents.