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Long Island Parent Relocation Lawyers

Our NY Divorce Lawyers Can Assist 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.