Out-of-State Custody / Interstate Custody
Modesto Child Custody Attorney
California Out of State Interstate
We live in a mobile society, and it is increasingly common for parents who were never married or who are now divorced to want or need to move for reasons of family or work. This can be very damaging to the relationship the child has with the other parent. And, it can directly violate an existing child custody order and parenting plan.
For these reasons a parent who wants to relocate out of state (or even a few hours away within the state), must notify the court and seek a modification of their court order before they move.
If you want to move out of state and need a change to your custody agreement — or you want to prevent your children from being moved - contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office. A family law attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Hogan works with clients to protect and further the best interests of their children.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJEA)
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJEA) was developed to minimize conflict between family courts in different states and to enforce custody orders across state lines. It ensures continuity in how a custody case is handled and works to deter parental abduction of children or moving children out of state in order to prevent the other parent from having visitation.
Mr. Hogan works to ensure his clients are in compliance with the requirements of the UCCJEA when they seek to relocate or to prevent a move-away situation.
If you want to move away with your child, you must prove to the court that your relocation is in the best interest of the child and that you are not moving simply to prevent the other parent from having visitation. There are many factors that can be shown to prove that a move is in the child’s interest — for example, access to other family members, better schools and financial stability. Mr. Hogan will work to develop your case.
Remember, any time a significant change is made to the parenting time arrangement it will have an affect on child support. Your request for a change of parenting time will also include a request for a modification of child support.
Free Fifteen-Minute Consultation • Convenient Location
For a free fifteen-minute consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office, or call (209) 214-6600. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. The firm’s offices are conveniently located in downtown Modesto, California, just off Highway 99.