NY Parent Relocation After a Divorce
Long Island Divorce Lawyer Assists with Relocation Cases
There are times when it is necessary to move to a different city or even
a different country. Personal situations such as career, a new marriage,
job offers and financial problems can lead to the need to change where
you live. If children are part of a former marriage, you do not have the
right to change your location without approval of the court if you have
shared custody or visitation.
Any issue that requires a change will be looked at closely by the court
before approval. Although your concerns will be considered, the primary
focus will be the best interests of the child. If you currently have physical
custody of your children, relocation could lead to a change in
child custody. The children and their future will always be considered as paramount
when making a decision regarding parental relocation.
Petitioning to Modify Court Orders
Relocation or moving away beyond a short distance will require approval
by the court. When addressing this matter, it is imperative that you have
the support of a Long Island divorce attorney from
The Virdone Law Firm, P.C.. We can review your situation and advise you what to expect. We are able
to carefully prepare your request to the court with supporting documentation
that can increase the potential of a favorable outcome.
The court considers all aspects of the request to relocate, including your
own needs. If you are the primary custodial parent, all aspects of the
child or children's lives will be looked into to determine what effect
a move will have on their future, personally, educationally and emotionally.
In many cases, if the children are doing well in their current location,
the parent that remains in the area may get custody, and visitation will
be arranged for the parent who needs to relocate. Each case is unique,
and we can assist you in getting these matters addressed. We are very
familiar with all New York divorce law regarding relocation and can advise
you what to expect and how we will present your case to seek a favorable
outcome to your request.
Contact a Long Island family lawyer
when you need to relocate.