23 September 2013 0 Comments

Joint Custody: Traveling With Children

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When a couple shares joint custody of their children, traveling with them may have certain restrictions.

Knowing these restrictions from the beginning can help you avoid any legal problems down the road.

In California, when a couple begins divorce proceedings and there are children involved, a summons (Automatic Temporary Restraining Order or ATRO) is issued and a standard family law restraining order is issued. The order may include not removing minor children from the state without prior written consent of the other parent or a court order.

If your divorce has been final for some time and you want to take your children out of California for a vacation, review your divorce decree carefully for anything that requires you to provide notice of travel to your ex-spouse.

It’s always a good idea to let your ex know when you are planning to leave the state even if you’re not ordered by the court to do so. Having open communication between divorced parents means less visits to court, and always keeping in mind that all people involved only want what is in the best interest of the child.

Going through a divorce is hard enough on the spouses. When there are children in the family, it becomes much more difficult. Child custody can be one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. The best interests of the children must always come first in these matters. Be sure that you have the help of an experienced Riverside custody attorney from the outset.

Holstrom, Sissung, Marks & Anderson Family Law & Divorce Attorneys are committed to providing you with the experience and compassion you deserve, and we do everything we can to make sure children are never caught in the middle by any means necessary. Give us a call, or send us a message to discuss your custody agreement case.

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