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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?

  • Honest and dependable.

    “I have been represented by this firm for over a year now and Joy has displayed the utmost professionalism to me and my case. She continues to keep our best interests at hand and makes every effort to prevail. Her communication is effective and she is well respected. I was referred to her and I am very pleased with her integrity and her style. She has made a true impact on me and on our case and I believe she holds the same values for all her clients. I would recommend her and her staff without hesitation. Honest and dependable. Never have I felt like I wasn't receiving top-notch representation. A++++++”

    Former Client

  • Five stars doesn't do justice, Joy deserves 10 out of 5!

    “Joy is professional, caring, and will go out of her way to make sure her clients are represented.”

    Ran

  • The entire staff at Kraft Miles went above and beyond their duties at all times from day 1!

    “I have been in and out of family court for the past 14 years battling a high conflict case. I have had a total of 5 different attorneys prior to finding this firm. This firm is the ONLY firm that made me feel cared for, heard, and understood. The patience they had for all my questions, issues and concerns, the dedication working late hours to do the best job possible. The true care and attention they put into my case makes this firm the best firm I have ever dealt with. My case is a high conflict case and before I found Brigitte and Joy I was completely lost and taken advantage of by my previous attorneys. The entire staff at Kraft Miles went above and beyond their duties at all times from day 1! Having dealt with so many attorneys, I would, hands down, recommend this firm to everyone in need of representation. They have been a light in my path after such a long dark road! I am so grateful.”

    Sheyla C.

  • Mrs. Miles's ability to derive a solution along with her knowledge of the legal process was the key to allowing me to be the father I was prior to the separation.

    “I met Mrs. Miles because I needed help regarding a child custody case. Prior to obtaining Mrs. Miles, I dealt with another attorney for 15 months and was not making forward progress. Mrs. Kraft listened to my needs, requested a copy of my file, prepared the necessary documents and informed me of our court date. When we went to court she represented me in a FAR SUPERIOR way than my prior council. Due to the number of complications/errors on behalf of previously involved parties the documentation Mrs. Miles drafted was very thorough addressing all aspects of my case. We achieved the desired results within a couple months (3-4) and there were no needs for repetitive visits to the courthouse. Mrs. Miles's ability to derive a solution along with her knowledge of the legal process was the key to allowing me to be the father I was prior to the separation.”

    Former Client

  • Open channels of communication.

    “Very nice staff. Efficient. Open channels of communication.”

    Michael D.

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