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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
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  • She is top tier counsel, and worth every minute of her time.

    “Joy has been an outstanding attorney and one of the best in all of CA. She knows the law - a brilliantly sharp ally on your side when you need the right lawyer to help you through a divorce, child custody, and/or financial situations resulting from divorce. From the moment I consulted Joy to the final signing of my divorce, she proceeded with professional communication, always returned my calls, answered my emails promptly and displayed professional acumen in the courtroom. Joy is honest and makes sure you're prepared for any outcome. She is top tier counsel, and worth every minute of her time. Lastly and more importantly, she has a good heart. She understands divorce is not easy, she helped me from near homelessness to a place of peace and safety in my life, and her staff is just as amazing. They conduct business with compassion, and they communicate promptly. You're treated with importance, not as if you're just a client. Joy and her firm are certainly highly recommended, and if you want to win, call her today!”

    Former Client

  • Honest with their advice, attentive and very helpful throughout a very difficult time

    “My experience with Kraft Miles A Law Corporation was positive from the first moment I had my 30 minute consultation with Joy and Leyla. Joy Miles and Leyla Zerehi were honest with their advice, attentive and very helpful throughout a very difficult time. I hired them last minute (a week before my scheduled court date). Attorney Leyla Zerehi was with me every step of the way and fought for my 2 sons and my protection. I am very thankful and relieved. The retainer fee is well worth it if you want professionalism and someone who cares by your side in a courtroom. I would definitely hire again.”

    Edita

  • She's the best there is!!

    “Joy Kraft Miles recently appeared on KABC radio's show So What's Your Problem? She gave great legal advice to our listeners, she is a very caring person! You can't do any better than Joy if you are facing or involved in any Family Law Matter........She's the best there is!!”

    Stan

  • I would highly recommend them for both family and civil matters.

    “Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation is very professional and caring about their clients, very protective and supportive. I would highly recommend them for both family and civil matters.”

    Ani

  • Open channels of communication.

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

    Michael D.

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