When parents share custody of a child, one parent typically has slightly greater time with the child and therefore, is considered the custodial parent. There are often instances in which the custodial parent wishes to move out of New York State with the child. Of course, this may be devastating for the other parent to learn, especially if the move is an exceptional distance away. When the move is contested, the parents may find themselves in court over the matter.
The court will always act in the best interests of the child. Some of the many factors that they consider when it comes to determining a relocation case include the following:
- the impacts that the move may have on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent
- the impacts that the move may have on the child’s relationship with his or her extended family
- the impact of the move on the child’s social and academic life
- the impact of the move on the child’s overall quality of life
- why the custodial parent wants to relocate
- why the noncustodial parent is opposed to the move
- how the move will impact the custodial parent’s quality of life
If you have questions about relocating with a child, contact our firm today.
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