When parents in Long Island share custody of a child, one of the factors that may come up somewhere along the line is when one parent wishes to move out of New York State. Of course, for the noncustodial parent, this is often a very upsetting thing to learn. Noncustodial parents may fear that they will have less opportunity to maintain a significant relationship with the child if they move far away. If one of the parents opposes this move, the matter may have to be addressed in family court, where a judge will weigh the options and make a decision based on the best interests of the child.
The court will consider a number of different factors when it comes time to determine a contested matter of relocation. These factors include:
- The child’s relationship with each of his or her parents
- How the move may impact the child’s social and academic life
- How the move may impact the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent and extended family
- The reason that the parent wants to move as well as why the other parent is against it
- The move’s impact on quality of life for both the parent and the child
If you need legal assistance for a relocation matter, contact our firm today.
The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. understands that divorce and family law matters can be very complicated and emotional. They require strong legal representation from a compassionate attorney. Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.