Solo and Small Firm
The Practitioner Spring 2016, Volume 22, Issue 2
- Coach's Corner Don't Retire, Don't Quit, Don't Be Unhappy: Morph
- Golden State Resolution: Daily Fantasy Sports and the California Legislature working together for the common good?
- How Commercial Litigation Funding Can Help Small Firms and Solo Practitioners
- Letter From the Chair
- Letter From the Editor
- MCLE Article: Birds, Bees, and Sexting: What Every Parent Needs Their T(w)een To Know
- Non-Compete Clauses for Lawyers
- Solo & Small Firm Spotlight: Eric P Ganci
- Table of Contents
- The Importance of Privately Arranged Court Reporting to Making a Record for Appeal
- The Wonders of Newport Beach, California: Things to Do When Visiting for the State Bar Solo Summit in June 2016
- I Want to Move Back Home ̶ Can I Take My Children With Me?
I Want to Move Back Home – Can I Take My Children With Me?
By Richard Ian Ross, Esq., CFLS
Richard Ian Ross, Esq., CFLS, is the Managing Attorney and Certified Family Law Specialist at Richard Ross Associates ("RRA"), a Family Law Professional Corporation in Westlake Village, California. RRA is a five attorney law firm which practices exclusively family law, with a specialization in divorce, parentage, spousal and child support, child custody and visitation, complex property division, restraining orders and modifications to family law judgments. Attorneys at RRA practice primarily in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Oftentimes while the parents of minor children are married, or during or after a divorce, or in a parentage matter (unmarried parents), a parent wants to relocate, perhaps back home close to his or her family. With regard to one parent seeking to move the minor children from their home, the term is coined "move-aways," which are always difficult cases.
When one parent is faced with the prospect of his or her children no longer living close by, it generates many emotions, often negative. Emotional-based arguments, such as the parties should alternate custodial time evenly to give the other parent sufficient options to demonstrate their parenting abilities, are not enough to convince the family courts to order their custodial plan.