It Is Important To Work With A Law Firm Like Ours That Has Handled These Cases
Child custody determinations in California are based on the best interests of the child. The courts apply various factors to determine what is in the child's best interest and the weight given to any one factor depends on the circumstances of the case.
Custody determinations can become complicated quickly when one parent wishes to move out of state or out of the country. At Feinberg and Waller, APC, we have the experience to help you in even the most complex custody cases.
What if my child has been taken out of state or out of the country?
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Interstate Child Custody Disputes
A person's life is rarely static and sometimes it may be necessary to move to another state. If you have custody and wish to move, we can help you file for a modification of a custody agreement. Similarly, we can work with a parent who seeks to keep a child within his or her home state.
Disputes arise when a parent moves away with a child without seeking a modification. In these cases, you need a California child custody law firm that has the resources and skill to respond quickly to actions in multiple jurisdictions. Laws vary from state to state, and federal laws often come into play as well. It is important that your lawyers have the skill and knowledge to properly interpret and apply the various laws in order to reach a safe and timely resolution to your dispute.
International Child Custody Disputes
A parent who wishes to move out of the country can seek a custody modification in the same manner they would if they were moving out of state. The biggest issues arise when a parent moves out of the country before custody and visitation orders are in place, or when a parent moves in violation of an order. If a parent moves with a child in violation of an order, it is considered international child abduction.
The legal process in these cases is dictated by the Hague Convention, assuming the country in question has signed the Hague Convention. If it has not, the process can be even more complicated. Our dedicated California family law attorneys have the knowledge and experience to work successfully in these highly specialized cases. We will work with lawyers around the world to help negotiate and litigate international custody disputes. Do not trust these important matters to an inexperienced law firm.
Don't Hesitate To Contact Us
If you are involved in a California interstate custody cattle, call for a consultation. A timely response is important. We understand that your children are the most important thing in your life and we will fight for their best interests. Contact with our Los Angeles family law attorneys online or call 800-655-4766 to schedule a consultation.
**The initial consultation is free to clients who retain Feinberg & Waller, APC. A significantly reduced flat fee is charged for the initial consultation. That fee is credited back to the client upon retention, thus resulting in no charge for the meeting. In the event the initial consultation fails to result in the retention of Feinberg & Waller, APC, the potential client nonetheless receives the consultation services at the significantly reduced fee.