Parental Relocation in New York
How does relocation affect child custody?
After divorce, life may throw a curve ball in your direction, causing you
to consider relocation. If you are the parent with custody of any minor
children, this may prove to be a challenge. Although a court order for
child custody and
child visitation must be followed, it can also be modified. Whether you have sole custody
or share joint custody with your ex-spouse, you will need the legal guidance
of our Long Island divorce attorney to help you change a court order and
resolve your situation.
Long Island Divorce Lawyer Explains Relocation Concerns
In New York, relocation laws are very strict. An individual who needs to
pursue relocation must go through the courts if he or she wants to relocate
with a minor child. If the parents cannot agree, then the child custody
issue must be reexamined by the court. The judge will determine child
custody based on what is in the best interests of the child. What is in
your child's best interest will primarily depend on the situation
at hand. Because the final decision is primarily dependent on the judge's
determination of what is in the minor child's best interest, you will
need strong legal guidance by your side so that you and your attorney
can present a compelling case to the judge.
When pursuing a change in residence, keep in mind the specific rules pertaining
to your case. In New York, the judge also bases his or her decision on
the intent of the custodial parent's relocation. As long as the motivation
does not interfere with the other parent's ability to visit the child,
it will likely be granted. At the Rubenfeld Law Firm, we understand the
laws associated with relocation and are adept in the legal work related
to such requests. No matter what the reason for your relocation request,
a Long Island family lawyer from our firm can help strengthen your case
to achieve a successful result.
Contact the Rubenfeld Law Firm today for the assistance you need!