Family Law

Family Law News 2016, Issue 4, Volume 38, No. 4

Factors for Move-Away Custody Disputes

Maya Shulman, Esq.

Maya Shulman is in her 16th year of practicing law. Her clients include high asset and high net worth individuals, business people, homemakers, entertainers and professional athletes. Her experience includes litigation and mediation in all areas of dissolution, paternity, domestic and international move-away custody cases; as well as family formation including adoption and surrogacy contracts. She has represented numerous low-income litigants through the non-profit Vincent Family Law Center in Los Angeles. She has also lectured and trained the staff of Haven House, Inc., an organization assisting battered women and their children with legal representation regarding child custody and domestic violence matters.

After six months of tense negotiations, divorcing parents Robert and Emma Jessup (names changed) finally worked out a custody arrangement regarding their two young sons.

The court decreed that the children’s primary residence would be with Emma, but she and Robert shared the joint legal custody. Both parents were adhering to the visitation arrangement, the children were adjusted and doing well in school, and relationships between both parents and children appeared to be positive.

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