When a couple in New York makes the decision to get divorced, they are required to address a number of different matters. If the couple has children together, they will have to come to a custody agreement. Typically, one of the parents has a bit more parenting time than the other, making them the custodial parent. The parent who has less time with the children is referred to as the noncustodial parent.

If the custodial parent decides that they would like to move out of New York State, it can have a serious impact on the existing custody arrangement. This also means that the noncustodial parent will not be able to spend as much time with the child as they once did. When this matter is contested, the court will have to make a decision on behalf of the parents. Some of the factors that will be taken into consideration for matters of relocation include the following:

  • 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

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