Staten Island Family Lawyers for Relocation

Helping Men and Fathers With Relocation Cases

In today's mobile world, a custodial parent may seek to relocate with a child to other cities or states due to career or job obligations, remarriage, or for other reasons. If you need legal assistance to assert, or defend against, a relocation request, you can get capable legal counsel from us at Dow Divorce Law.

Spousal Relocation After a Divorce

Courts must decide relocation requests on a case-by-case basis, always bearing the child's best interests in mind. If a custodial parent wishes to relocate to have a better life because of a better job, or remarriage, this must be weighed against the non-custodial parent's right to maintain a sustained relationship with his or her child. Each relocation request must be considered on its own merits, with all of the relevant facts and circumstances presented and an emphasis on how the outcome will affect the child or children involved.

The courts will examine a number of factors when deciding relocation requests, including the reasons for the request, the reasons for opposing the relocation, the relationships of both parents with the child, how a relocation will impact the relationship with the non-custodial parent, how the relocation will impact the life of the child and the custodial parent both financially and emotionally, and whether the child and the non-custodial parent can maintain a long-distance relationship through visitation.

Staten Island Divorce Attorneys: There When You Need it Most

As Staten Island divorce lawyers well versed in all of the legal ramifications of a potential relocation, we will sit down with you in a confidential Legal Strategy Session to advise you on this matter and represent you in any application made to the courts to request or oppose relocation.

Contact us today if you need legal representation in a relocation request to the court.

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