Relocation Laws in New York

When a family goes through a divorce, everyone feels the impacts for years to come. If the divorcing couple had children together, a custody agreement must be made and usually, one parent will have more parenting time than the other. One can imagine the strain that this may put on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent. An issue that commonly arises is when the custodial parent wishes to move out of New York State with the child. This can clearly put a huge strain on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent. If the noncustodial parent objects to the relocation, they may want to take the matter to court and have a judge rule. In addition, if the parent does move, a new custody arrangement may need to be drafted as the original one may no longer be applicable or practical.

If the court does have to make a decision regarding relocation, a few of the matters that must be taken into consideration include the following:

  • How the move will impact the relationship between the child and the other parent
  • The move’s impact on the child’s social and academic life
  • The impact of the move on the child’s overall quality of life
  • The reason that the parent wants to move
  • The reason that the other parent opposes the move

If you have questions about relocation, contact us today.

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