Military Move Away Cases

Military Move Away Cases in the San Fernando Valley

There are many reasons people look to relocate after a divorce. Some people wish to move closer to family for support or need to relocate in effort to find a job. Military spouses are often required to move to different states and countries to be with their spouses during their active military orders and when a divorce takes place, they often wish to move back to their home state. Active military members will sometimes need to make modifications to their divorce decrees because of deployments or duty station changes and will need to work with an attorney to change a divorce decree.

A dedicated and experienced lawyer from Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law can help you if you are a military spouse or an active uniformed member. Call (818) 839-2533 to learn more.

If there are children involved in a divorce, a motion to a court to consider a move away case can be complicated and often require extensive criteria to be determined legitimate. If the child's custodial parent wishes to move, the move needs to be in the best interests of the child. A court will also take into consideration the age of the child, the relationship between the parents and child and the reasons for the move. In determining a decision, a judge will look at the proposed parenting and support systems in each of the locales and base the move away on what is best for the child or children involved.

Transfer & Relocation Orders

Military service members face unique difficulties during and after divorce due to their transient residency. When making decisions regarding matters such as child custody, child support, visitation, and spousal support, California Family Court examines each party's circumstances and the best interests of the child (when applicable). Military service members may find it difficult to obtain custody of their children in divorce due to their lack of permanent residency while in the service. Military transfers and relocations tend to have a negative effect on custody and visitation cases, but Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law can help military members protect their mothers' or fathers' rights.

How Can Transfer Orders Affect Me After a Divorce?

If you are in the military and your custody or visitation rights have been affected due to a transfer or relocation, your best decision would be to retain a San Fernando Valley military move away attorney to help defend your rights and the best interests of your child. Family law judges make their custody, visitation, and support decisions based on the child's best interests, so you will need a strong advocate to argue that your child needs you to remain a part of their life, even after you've relocated.

Perhaps you have custody and the other parent doesn't want you to relocate. Maybe the other parent has custody, but you need to alter visitation rights to accommodate your move. You might even have joint custody that will be affected by your relocation. Whatever your situation may be, Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law has what it takes to help you handle your military relocation and the issues it causes due to your divorce.

Move Away Cases in California

Whether you are a military member or a civilian, move-away cases require knowledgeable legal counsel. Our firm represents military and civilian clients in military family law matters of all kinds. We understand the rights of service members under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), as well as the rights of nonmilitary spouses under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). We are more than capable of guiding you through each step of the process in a military transfer or relocation case involving custody, visitation, or support orders.

Representation for Move Away Cases

Move away cases can be sensitive. With so much at stake and so many factors to consider, military personnel and military ex-spouses need to speak with a dedicated and understanding attorney to help them reach a favorable outcome in their case. Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law has proudly provided outstanding representation to military families for years and helped countless individuals reach favorable settlements in their cases.

Our firm serves all branches of the military throughout Southern California and we provide free case evaluations to all potential clients. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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