San Diego Family Law and Relocations Lawyer

In California, child custody matters are subject to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). This means that California retains jurisdiction for all child custody matters decided by a California court. Therefore, if you or your spouse plans to move out of state, you must petition a California court for permission.

Serving San Diego County, Bierer & Associates Family Law attends to the divorce and custody needs of civilians and military personnel. We are knowledgeable advocates for our clients, and we work to make a positive difference in their lives. If you are considering a relocation with your childe, or you wish to contest a move away, contact us for help.

Move Aways and Modifications of Custody Orders

As established by UCCJEA, once California courts have made a custody determination, the state court retains control in all future custody matters. Though this can prove challenging to parents and to service members, it can be dealt with through the aid of a skilled and experienced family law attorney.

There are numerous reasons parents cite to validate their move away, including employment or remarriage. In situations where move aways are sought or contested, the burden of proof for the modification is fully on the person wanting the change.

Because the laws pertaining to move aways and UCCJEA are multifaceted, it is important to work with an attorney who fully understands the intricacies of the law. With nearly 20 years of experience, Attorney Marilyn Bierer is an aggressive advocate for the rights of parents and children in California.

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Our firm understands the unique child custody and relocation needs each family may face, including military deployments and domicile restrictions. Contact us to schedule a case evaluation. Because of the serious and complex issues involved in move aways, our attorneys must meet with you in person before providing any legal advice.