With the economy the way it is today, and companies changing locations more often, it is becoming more common for a primary residential parent to relocate children away from the other parent.
Under California family law, prior to relocating a child a distance that would significantly disrupt the other parent’s schedule; the relocating parent must give notice of the intended relocation to the other parent. The other parent has the option of contesting the relocation.
If you are planning on relocating to another state with your child, consult with an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney to ensure that your intended relocation is processed according to the law and you are aware of your rights and obligations. Relocation cases often involve child custody disputes and can sometimes become the equivalent of a child custody modification action.