What All Divorced Parents Should Know About Child Relocation in Nassau County
If you are a divorced parent and you are looking to move away with your child, you most likely have many questions, as oftentimes, child relocation cases are very complex. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Nassau County family law attorney to learn more about child relocation and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Will I need court permission to relocate with my child after a divorce?
The answer to this question depends on how far you are looking to move with your child. In many cases, if you are simply looking to move one town over, or you are looking to move a fairly short, reasonable distance away, you will not have to obtain permission to move. However, if you are looking to move a great distance away, a distance that would make it difficult for your former spouse to abide by your initial child custody agreement, then you will have to obtain permission either from your former spouse or, if your former spouse opposes the move, from Nassau County courts.
How do courts determine whether I can relocate with my child after a divorce?
Nassau County courts will consider a wide array of factors when it comes to determining whether you can move away with your child, however, their primary concern will be the best interests of your child. If they decide that the move would benefit your child socially, economically, educationally, or it would keep your child safe, they will most likely grant child relocation. Some of the factors they will consider when making this determination are as follows:
- Your former spouse’s reasoning for opposing the move
- The bond your child has with your former spouse
- Whether you are moving for a higher-paying job that will benefit your child
- Whether you are looking to move in with a new spouse
- Whether you are looking to move closer to extended family
- Whether you are trying to move away from an unsafe area or a dangerous former spouse
- Whether you are looking to attend higher education to eventually benefit your child financially
- Whether your child is in his or her senior year of high school
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable Nassau County family law attorney today.
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