New York Relocation Attorney

Relocation of the Custodial Parent And / Or The Relocation of the Non-Custodial Parent

Relocation
Relocation is an issue which can be heart wrenching in a divorce, if there are children involved. If a custodial parent decides to move to a different state, it greatly alters participation of the non-custodial parent in his or her child’s life. In the State of New York, whether a custodial parent can relocate is determined based on the “best interest of the child.” Relocation requests are carefully considered by the Supreme courts and Family courts, taking into consideration relevant factors and circumstances, while measuring how they tie in with the best interests of the child. Although a parent has the right to move, a child has the right to have an active relationship with his or her parents. The usual reasons for relocation are economic betterment, remarriage or simply “starting over.” Factors a court might consider when looking at a relocation request are:

  • An improvement in the quality of life as a result of relocation.
  • The child’s relationship with the custodial and non-custodial parent.
  • The negative impact, if any, of moving away from family and friends.
  • A feasible visitation schedule for the non-custodial parent.

Protecting Your Right To Visit and Participate in Your Child’s Life

When children move far away from their father it can have a traumatic impact on them. At the Law Office of Elliot S. Schlissel, we can help you with issues such as modifying visitation schedules and covering additional visitation costs. With solid experience in handling even the most unusual and difficult child custody and visitation cases, our fathers’ rights attorneys can help you achieve your goal of spending quality time with your children.

Contact us online, or call us toll free, any time, day or night, at 1-800-344-6431, or in Queens, Kings, New York, Richmond and the Bronx at 718-350-2802. You can also reach us in Nassau or Suffolk County at 516-561-6645.