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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?

  • Thanks to Rochelle's advice, we were able to keep this matter out of court and handle this amicably.

    “I consulted with Rochelle regarding a potential custody matter a few years back, and she was able to talk me through the pre-litigation process. Thanks to Rochelle's advice, we were able to keep this matter out of court and handle this amicably. Rochelle is very honest, direct and to the point, so we were never left guessing about her views on the matter. I would absolutely use Rochelle's services in the future.”

    Chloe N.

  • Joy was my lawyer and did a great job in helping me with all my needs.

    “I needed an employee handbook done for my business and found Kraft Miles online. Joy was my lawyer and did a great job in helping me with all my needs.”

    Sky

  • 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

  • There is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.

    “Joy is WAY beyond a simple divorce attorney. Joy is BAD A** (pardon the expression but it is accurate). BAD A** encompasses many things including integrity, intelligence & tenacity. Joy is HONEST, an extremely important trait for a divorce attorney because it is tempting to tell clients he/she has a great case and bill, bill, bill. Joy does not do that. Her goal is always to settle amicably, as long as it is fair and good for her client. Joy is brilliant, from her knowledge of the law itself to emotional intelligence in the form of strategy and effective negotiations. Joy Kraft Miles is a person who I have referred countless friends and clients and EVERY SINGLE ONE has had an amazing result and been thrilled on every level. They all say the same thing...there is NO ONE better than Joy Kraft Miles to handle your divorce case.”

    Former Client

  • Bottom line a stellar attorney!

    “She worked well with the other side too--finding creative compromises but firm when she needed to be.”

    Erika

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