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Interstate International

Pasadena Interstate Custody Attorney

Special challenges arise in child custody and visitation when one parent proposes modifications because:

  • The parent needs or wants to permanently relocate to another state or another country.
  • The parent wants to take a child to another country for a vacation or for a career-related extended stay abroad.
  • One or both parents have recently moved to California and need a new child custody order under the jurisdiction of this state.
  • A parent without full physical custody takes a child across state lines (into or out of California) without authorization of the court or the other parent.

As career family law attorneys at Kearney | Baker, we know that there is no such thing as a “simple” child custody dispute, just as there is no such thing as a “simple” divorce. Unique circumstances can make issues involved in an interstate custody matter difficult to resolve. This is where our depth of experience comes in. The founding attorneys at this law firm are certified in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. They have more than 60 years of experience assisting people through difficult aspects of divorce and child custody disputes.

International Custody

Most parents fully understand that their relationships with their children will inevitably change if they see their children less frequently. For this reason, parents who wish to protest a proposed interstate or international move by the other parent often contact our law firm. Other parents ask for help because they have compelling reasons to propose a move — such as to accept a new job that will allow for greater financial stability for children, or to care for elderly parents in another state. These parents are generally willing to negotiate workable child visitation arrangements despite the challenges of the proposed interstate or international move.

Pasadena Interstate Custody Lawyers

Regardless of whether our clients wish to move a child out of state or wish to block the move of a child out of state, Kearney | Baker is a highly qualified advocate. Our Pasadena, California, family law attorneys vigorously represent the interests of our clients, while respecting the underlying principle of the best interests of the child.
When you are ready to put our Pasadena, California, family law attorneys’ knowledge of child custody laws to work for you, please be in touch to schedule your initial consultation.

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