Long Island Attorneys for Relocation After Divorce
Guiding Nassau and Suffolk county families through tough decisions
Relocation complicates child custody cases, established personal relationships, and schooling. It also disrupts the life of the parents and their children. In most cases, both parents have worked hard to establish a positive relationship with their children. Even in circumstances where one parent is awarded custody, the noncustodial parent is still an important part of their child’s life. The thought of a child living far away can be overwhelmingly emotional. In contested child custody cases, parents and judges must act in the best interests of the child and this sometimes means judging against a custodial parent who wants to move. Sometimes it is in the best interests of the child and custodial parent to relocate. Each case is very different and judges are obligated to review every factor to make an informed decision focused on the best interests of the child. If you are involved in a child custody battle and relocation is a considered factor in the case, contact the Long Island attorneys at The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to assist you through your legal matter.
New York courts review the circumstances
According to New York, it is in the child’s best interests for both parents to have continuing and ongoing access to their children. In order for Long Island judges to consider relocation, the factors must be convincing. New York courts carefully consider many factors related to the child and the parents when deciding on cases involving relocation. Some considerations for the child can include:
- The bond between the child and each parent
- The impact of the move on the child’s future contact with the noncustodial parent
- The impact of the move on the child’s relationship with extended family members
- The practicality of maintaining a meaningful relationship with the noncustodial parent
- The disruption to the child’s social and academic life
The court must also take in to consideration the impact on the custodial and noncustodial parent if relocation was permitted. Continuing judgment with the child’s best interests in mind, some considerations for the parents may include:
- The reason the custodial parent seeks the move and the reason the other opposes it
- The improved quality of life for the parent and child because of the move
- The economic, educational, or other unforeseen harm if the move is not permitted
Contact experienced Long Island relocation attorneys
Whether you are the custodial parent inquiring about relocation or the noncustodial parent who opposes it, you should contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. to protect your rights and help guide you towards a positive result. Let our experienced Long Island attorneys review your case. Each case is different and only the specific circumstances will dictate the outcome of a relocation case. Like any custody issue, relocation must be judged on what is best for the child. We understand that this can be a tough time and our compassionate attorneys are available to ease you through the process. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C. today for a consultation.