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Move-Away & Relocation

San Fernando Valley Move-Away & Relocation Lawyers

Let Our Firm Help You Through This Difficult Legal Process

Child custody determinations alone can be difficult proceedings, but when parents seek to relocate with their children, the difficulties are often multiplied.

At Joel S. Seidel & Associates, we have extensive experience on both sides of relocations. We represent custodial parents who are seeking to relocate with their children, and we have also challenged move-away requests on behalf of noncustodial parents. Our team of family lawyers in San Fernando Valley handles very complex move-away cases, such as interstate and international relocations, as well as situations involving child abduction and the Hague Convention.

To secure the services of our firm, schedule an initial consultation at (818) 435-3773!

Protecting Your Rights & Your Child's Best Interests

California courts have broad discretion in child custody determinations, and any parent seeking to relocate with a child or prevent such a move should have dedicated legal counsel to ensure that the parent's rights and the child's best interests are protected.

Depending upon whether the parties share physical custody, the court may make its determinations based on the child's best interests, or other factors if there is not a shared custody arrangement. Courts are also mindful of the importance of having both parents in a child's life, and proposed move-aways can involve particularly delicate considerations, whether the proposed relocation is in state or out of state.

What Does The Court Consider In Relocation Cases?

In deciding whether to grant a move-away request, the court may consider a range of factors, including:

  • The impact the proposed move would likely have on the noncustodial parent's relationship with the child
  • The parents' past conduct
  • Whether the proposed move would cause detriment to the child

Schedule a Consultation with a Skilled Law Firm

The offices of Joel S. Seidel & Associates are located in Century City and Northridge, and we serve clients throughout Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, and Ventura. We are experienced and have handled hundreds of cases involving agreement modifications and relocations. Seek the representation of our San Fernando Valley family law attorneys and ensure the most favorable outcome possible.

To arrange a consultation with a skilled counsel, contact our firm at (818) 435-3773!

Our Testimonials

  • “They coached me through and incredibly difficult custody battle that ultimately ended in my child and my favor.”

    Viola C. (reviewed on Google)

  • “Joel was honest and realistic about the prospects and helped assess the risks involved so that a mutually beneficial settlement was reached.”

    Former Client

  • “His cool confidence, knowledge, and skills in the court room have earned him respect from colleagues, judges as well as court staff. He is a powerhouse who is not intimidated by opposing counsel nor judges.”

    Former Client

  • “Because we were able to reach an equitable settlement, my wife and I have remained on cordial terms which benefit our two daughters.”

    Former Client


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The Premier Family Attorneys in Northridge

Led by a Certified Expert in Family Law & Divorce Matters
  • Certified Family Law Specialist

    The State Bar of California has named Attorney Joel Seidel a Certified Family Law Specialist, making him one of the few experts on the subject in all of California.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    With decades of experience, our team is committed to crafting the ideal solution for your family situation. By listening to your needs and accounting for your goals, we make sure your case ends as happily as possible.

  • Team-Based Approach

    Our firm will collaborate on your case as a team. While you'll have a primary contact, all of our Los Angeles family law attorneys will be hard at work ensuring every detail of your case is handled well.

  • Ethical & Honest Representation

    We don't take claims unless we believe they have merit. In other words, we don't take your case just to bill you; we take your case because we have a chance to create a better situation for you.