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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?

  • In her office she is attentive & mild mannered, however in the courtroom, she is like a JUNKYARD DOG!

    “Child custody and divorce cases can be costly, anyone going into one should know that up front. That being said, Joy Kraft has been extremely reasonable & willing to work with me. The initial law firm I used was much more expensive & yielded zero results. Iin fact, I believe even hurt my case from the start. Joy took over my case & since then things have been moving in my direction & getting much better. My case is a child custody case & when it initially started (before Joy took over) I only had 6hrs of visitation per week with my child. I now have 3 overnights & 2 weekdays every other week & my case is most certainly not over so more time is on it's way. I went from about 5% time with my child to about 30% with more time most certainly on the way. Joy pays attention to detail & she knows my case just as well as I do. In her office she is attentive & mild-mannered, however in the courtroom, she is like a JUNKYARD DOG ! She is quit impressive in the courtroom & she knows family law just as well as she will know your case. I could not be happier with my choice of representation. I feel very confident knowing I have a lawyer who knows my case & is fighting tooth & nail on my behalf. I highly recommend Joy Kraft to anyone going through a Family Law issue”

    Anthony

  • They play to win and made me feel at ease through this difficult time.

    “Joy Kraft Miles and her team are professional, detailed, and responsive. They play to win and made me feel at ease through this difficult time. Joy is direct, honest, and delivers the facts and explains the legal process in a manner that made me feel both informed and empowered.”

    Dennis T.

  • I worked with both Leslie and Marcia and was very impressed with their thoroughness and attention to detail.

    “These attorneys are easy to work with, and definitely have the best interests of their clients at the forefront of their practice!”

    Ashley

  • I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case.

    “On 05/2019 I was served with a frivolous civil restraining order. I was caught off guard and didn't know what to expect or what steps needed to be taken in order to clear this up. I began searching for attorneys online but I was hesitant to reach out to anyone. I wasn't sure anyone would take the time to fully understand my case as this was a complicated one. Thankfully, a family member referred me to Kraft Miles Law where I met Leyla. Leyla took the time to fully understand my case and quickly figured out the bad intentions of the other party. She thoroughly discussed what the plan would be and instantly gave me peace of mind as I knew I was in good hands. At my trial, Leyla informed me of what to expect along the way and made sure all evidence was presented as needed to help the judge make a fair decision. In the end, not only did Leyla help me win my case, but she also helped me get a court order where my attorney fees would be paid by the other party. I am grateful to have had Leyla represent me in such a complicated case. In the future, If I come across anyone that is in need of her services, I will make sure they reach out to Leyla.”

    Gladys

  • She was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.

    “Joy pointed me in the right direction for the issue I was dealing with but I can say, not like many I've tried to talk with, she was very prompt in replying back to me was very helpful and knowledgeable.”

    Melvin

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