Somerset County Child Relocation Attorneys
Also Serving Morris, Union, Middlesex & Essex Counties
Even if your child custody settlement was originally agreed to on amicable terms, things can change. If a shift in career path means one spouse would like to move out of state, or if relationships deteriorate and one spouse wants to move away with the children after a divorce, there are legal processes that may facilitate—or prevent—this from happening.
How the Court Decides
As with other decisions related to children in family law, the court uses “the best interests of the child” as the criteria for relocation judgments. While this is a worthy goal to strive for, it does mean decisions are rarely simple.
In the best interests of the child, the court will consider factors related to the child’s safety, such as whether there’s a history of domestic violence with either parent, the stability of the home environment, and the fitness of the parents. However, there are some factors that are important but less straightforward in terms of coming to a decision.
Other factors in the “best interests” decision include:
- How well the parents cooperate
- The quality of the relationship the parents have with the child and with any siblings
- The demands of the custodial parent’s job
- The quality of the child’s education and how it will change with a potential move
- The child’s preferences
Making Your Case
If you believe moving out of state would allow you to make a better income to support your children or otherwise improve your relationship, our Somerset County relocation attorneys can help you make that case in family court. Alternatively, if you believe the custodial parent of your child moving out of state would not be in the child's best interests, we can make your reasons known to the court.
Contact Lane & Lane, LLC and ask one of our Somerset County relocation lawyers to assist your case.
“Throughout the process, Dan constantly put my interests, goals, and objectives front and center.”- Jay
“From the initial consultation and throughout the legal process, Dan and his firm made me feel that my case was of utmost priority.”- John
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Let us devote our time to your case that can range from divorce, child custody, equitable distribution, domestic violence, and more. We are committed to find an end solution that you and your family can walk away from with peace of mind.