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Move-Away Cases

San Fernando Valley Move-Away Attorneys

Compassionate Guidance through Child Custody Cases

After a divorce, partners often decide to move to a different city. It could be that they are no longer able to support themselves in the current location, are pursuing a new job opportunity, or want to be closer to extended family for emotional and financial support. Whatever the reason, when children are involved in a move post-divorce, it can cause great difficulty in reaching an agreement that satisfies both parents.

If you are a parent who is looking to move after a divorce, or you are in danger of losing frequent contact with your child because your former spouse wants to move, our San Fernando Valley move-away lawyers can help. At Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, we understand how important family is, and we are committed to doing everything possible to help you achieve what is right for you and your children. Whether the move is 40 or 400 miles away, our experienced divorce attorneys can help you protect or modify your custody order.

Call us today at (818) 462-5076 for a free consultation. We are based in Woodland Hills and serve clients throughout the San Fernando Valley.

Modifying Custody Orders for Move-Away Cases

The court will determine how to approach a move-away case based on the type of custody order that is already in place. For joint custody orders, the court will hold a trial to determine if a new custody decision is in the best interest of the child.

When one parent has sole custody, the court considers that parent to have the presumptive right to move with the child. Prior to changing a custody order, the other parent would need to show that the move would be harmful to the child. This would qualify as a change in circumstances and would allow for a reevaluation of the custody order in an attempt to prevent the move.

In the event of a hearing, the court will consider a number of factors, including:

  • The child’s age
  • The distance of the move
  • The child’s relationship with both parents
  • How long the current custody order has been in place
  • The reason for the move
  • Where the child wants to live
  • The relationship between the parents

Let Our Divorce Lawyers Handle Your Move-Away Case

Our San Fernando Valley move-away attorneys, led by family law certified specialist Joy Kraft Miles, are experienced in skillfully guiding clients through complicated and challenging cases in a manner that minimizes the stress and distress. Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation is the firm you will want by your side if you are facing a difficult child custody dispute.

For qualified legal counsel for your move-away case, contact us online or call (818) 462-5076.

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WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease.

    “I met with Joy and she put my mind at ease. My biggest concern was my kids and being protected for our future. She guided me in what was to come and advised me that it's going to be a process with everything that myself and my husband had going on. She was willing to work with me and I truly appreciated that. She also let me know that for part of what I was going through, I didn't need a lawyer. She was trying to save me some money. Who does that nowadays? She was very sympathetic to my situation and showed that she really cared. Once my current situation is dealt with I will be going to her to file my divorce.”

    Susan

  • The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority.

    “Joy and the incredible staff at Kraft Miles are currently helping me with an unpleasant divorce. While the intricacies of an acrimonious separation can be overwhelming, Joy and Brigitte have done an excellent job of explaining the process step by step and answering all my questions. The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority. In court, Joy is a true professional and a class act that has guided me through this difficult time with great success. I have complete trust and confidence in her extensive knowledge and experience of family law matters”

    Michelle A.

  • This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.

    “After having lost twice, I saw no hope in sight. I just wanted to be around my son more. I came to Kraft Miles with just my courage and she immediately gave me hope. My ex hired an extremely strong attorney. I'd gone through one attorney that sucked and tried to represent myself on the 2nd time around, only to be taken for a ride by my ex's attorney. Ms. Kraft Miles came in and turned it around. She won my case and got me almost a month of extra vacation time a year with my son. She is uber-confident and knowledgeable. Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy. This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.”

    Oscar A.

  • She was tough as nails where needed and tender and compassionate to everyone involved.

    “Joy represented me in a case to solidify child support and adjust the visitation schedule for my 12-year-old son. She had the difficult task of helping two very different parents with very different value systems come to an agreement that would best benefit the child. She was tough as nails where needed and tender and compassionate to everyone involved. Above all, she was a huge blessing in helping me see the situation from the perspective that kept my child as the priority and very thorough and detailed to explore every option available. My son is better off because of her diligence in this case. I am very grateful to her for her services and expertise in family law.”

    Yvonne

  • There were no surprises.

    “My co-worker recommended Kraft Miles for our Family Trust. They themselves had received absolute satisfaction with their services. They were very helpful and explained the details of its importance, the pros and cons and what to expect on fees to be paid. There were no surprises. All our questions were answered to layman's term, all phone calls were returned in a timely manner. Satisfied with their services. Highly recommended.”

    Teresa

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