Relocation

Rockland County Relocation Attorney

Representing clients faced with contested relocation

Relocation cases can have a serious impact on the entire family. In cases where one parent is awarded custody, the other may feel the effects of a diminished parental relationship. Of course, this can be devastating to both the parent and the child. In custody situations where the custodial parent needs to move away, sometimes across state lines or internationally, the situation escalates further. When a custodial parent and the child move away, the noncustodial parent may not be able to see their child for extended periods of time. However, a parent is prohibited from moving away without permission from the court or the other parent.

When relocation is disputed, the court may need to determine if the move is in the child’s best interests. If it is determined that the relocation is in the child’s best interests, the court may grant the custodial parent’s request to relocate. Regardless of which parent you are, it is important to have legal representation who can guide you towards a favorable outcome. We understand that your relationship with your child is at stake and we are ready to guide you through your legal options. Contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.

Relocation Cases

Relocation issues can be contentious and very complicated. If the matter is litigated, the parent who wishes to move will have the opportunity to convince the court that the relocation is in the child’s best interests. The objecting parent will also have the opportunity to convey his or her disagreement with the move to the court. In assessing the validity of the relocation, the court may assess the impact that the relocation may have on both parents and the child. It is not an easy feat to convince the court that taking the child away from the other parent is in his or her best interest. The court will consider a number of factors to make their decision, including:

  • How the move may impact the relationship between the noncustodial parent and the child;
  • How the move may impact the child’s relationship with his or her extended family;
  • How the move may impact the academic and social life of the child; and/or
  • How the move may impact the child’s quality of life.

The court may also consider a number of factors that are related to the parents when determining a relocation decision. These may include:

  • The reason for the parent’s impending move;
  • The reason why the noncustodial parent contests the move; or
  • How the move may impact the custodial parent’s quality of life.

Contact a Rockland County Relocation Attorney

The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC understands the harsh implications of relocation can have on a child and his or her parents. When you have a contested relocation matter, it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you in court. If you are faced with a relocation matter in Rockland County, contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.