Rockland County, NY Relocation Attorney

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Divorce and separation can have negative impacts on the family. Child custody cases can be devastating when a parent can’t face a future where they share a child’s time that they once saw every day. Relocation can be one of the hardest and most emotional issues a family may need to address. Parents work to establish a consistent and ongoing presence in their child’s life. The idea that a parent may not see his or her child for extended periods of time can be overwhelming, even unbearable.

When one parent wishes to move away with a child, it is no simple matter. The court will have to take into consideration the noncustodial parent’s rights and what is ultimately best for the child. In some cases, relocation is denied. Other times, the courts believe that relocation is what is best for the child, providing a positive change in the child’s life. Both sides of the case need effective representation. Whether you are a custodial parent who is requesting relocation or a non-custodial parent who is objecting relocation, contact The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. for a consultation. Our firm understands the impact relocation has on the family. If you need a compassionate and experienced law firm to fight for your future, contact our firm for a consultation today.

Relocation cases

Relocation is a tough topic in court. It is not easy to convince a judge that moving a child away from one parent is in his or her best interests. When deciding on relocation, courts will weigh options related to both the parents and the children affected. The courts need to be overwhelmingly convinced by the facts of the case. Some of the many important factors related to the child include:

  • The impact of the move on the relationship with the non-custodial parent
  • The impact of the move on the relationship with extended family
  • The impact of the move on the child’s social and academic life
  • The effect of the move on the child’s quality of life

Some important factors regarding the parents include:

  • The reason for the move
  • Why the noncustodial parent opposes the move
  • The change in quality of life for the parent requesting the move

Contact our Rockland County law firm

The Law Offices of Mark S. Paige, P.C. has been a legal resource for Rockland, Westchester, and Orange County, New York for over 25 years. Relocation can majorly impact the life of a child and both parents. When relocation must be addressed, it is important to have the quality legal services of an effective attorney on your side. If you are requesting the right to relocate or need to convince the court to deny the move, contact our firm to discuss your case and fight for you.