Lief v. Superior Court: Child Custody; International Move-Away

Lief v. Superior Court (Child Custody; International Move-Away)

California Court of Appeal, Fourth District

Published Opinion, (2018) 30 Cal.App.5th 868

File Date:
Filed 12/6/2018

The family court held a trial on the mother’s request to relocate the parties’ child to Israel. The request was tentatively granted on August 10, which became a final order on November 7. When the mother gave notice that she planned to take the child to Israel on November 22, the father filed an ex parte application to block the move, citing the 30-day automatic stay on the removal of a child from California in Code of Civil Procedure section 917.7. The family court denied the application, ruling that the 30 day period started when it tentatively granted the move-away request. The appellate court reversed. The 30-day period started when the court filed the judgment granting the relocation.

Lief v. Sup.Ct. 1-2-20

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