How to Change Venue of a Family Law Case

Many people find themselves unhappy in their current locale when going through a divorce. Some people just need a change of scenery. Some people get a job in a new location. Others move closer to other family members. All these people end up asking the same question: “Can I move my court case from one county to another county?” Changing your court case from one location to another (whether between counties or within one county) is called a change of venue.

In order to change venue, you need to first file a motion to change venue. A motion to change venue should be filed, preferably, before a response to the dissolution petition is filed. Otherwise, the motion should be filed as early as possible. The later the motion is filed and the longer a case has been going on, the harder it will be to convince a judge to allow the change in venue.

When hearing a motion to change venue, a judge will consider several factors, including: where the witnesses and other evidence is, where the parties and children live, and the general convenience of moving the case somewhere else versus keeping it where it is. The motion to change venue is filed in the court that has the case, not in the court where you want the case to be moved to.

Wallin & Klarich is experienced in filing and opposing motions to change venue. We have attorneys throughout Southern California, and our attorneys work together when changing venue so that when one lawyer passes a case from one county to another, the transition is smooth. In other words, if your case is now in Orange County and you want to move it to Ventura County, you can hire Wallin & Klarich to handle the case in both counties. One lawyer will file the motion in Orange County, and when the motion is granted, our family lawyer in Ventura County will handle the case from there. This is helpful for you because it means you only need one firm to handle the case, and you will always be with a lawyer who is familiar with the court.

If you are considering changing the venue of your family law case or have any other family law matters, it is important that you speak with an experience family law attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in dealing with family law matters. Our attorneys will give you the quality representation you deserve and fight to get you the best possible result in your case. We will help you resolve your matter in the smoothest and best way possible. Call us today at (888) 749-7428. We will be there when you call.

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Paul Wallin is the senior managing partner at Wallin & Klarich. With over thirty years of experience handling many types of criminal defense cases, Paul Wallin has a tremendous amount of knowledge when advocating for his client´s rights. Paul Wallin prides himself in going the extra mile to put his clients at ease especially when they are facing allegations of criminal misconduct and are stressing over it. Many have trusted Paul Wallin and his team at Wallin & Klarich to assist them in their darkest hour.

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