Representing New Jersey clients facing relocation requests
Relocation is a complicated and emotional topic. Child custody is a significant matter in a divorce. When the divorce concludes, the court or parents will have established a custody and parenting time arrangement that works for the family and, most importantly, is in the child’s best interest. Unfortunately, child custody forces parents to split their time with the child, which can be painful. Not seeing a child every day can be too much to bear. When the custodial parent needs to move away with a child and the noncustodial parent is faced with a future where they cannot see the child for weeks at a time, both parties can easily see themselves back in court to litigate the matter.
Relocation has a major impact on the child and the established relationships he or she has forged through the years. Convincing a court to allow the move is difficult because of the upheaval in the child’s life. On the other hand, opposing the move can be difficult if it would overwhelmingly benefit the child and the custodial parent. Whatever your position on the matter, our firm is here to help. If you need quality legal support to help you through this substantial legal matter, contact Ross & Calandrillo, LLC for a consultation.
New Jersey relocation cases
Relocation cases are complex. There are no guidelines or calculations that will help a person predict what a court will determine. In continuing with the mission to concentrate on the child’s best interest, a court believes that both parents should have frequent access to the child. Because this move would seriously disrupt one parent’s access, the evidence to support the move must be overwhelmingly convincing. The relocation must significantly improve the child’s quality of life. Some of the factors a court will consider include:
- The impact of the move on the child’s established relationships
- The impact of the move on the child’s social and academic life
- The bond with each parent
- The reasons why the custodial parent requests the move
- The reasons why the noncustodial parent opposes the move
- Other implications of the move on either parent
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Contact a Mountainside relocation attorney
Ross & Calandrillo, LLC is an experienced law firm serving clients across New Jersey with effective legal guidance and representation in all facets of family law. When relocation is a reality, it is important to have a law firm that is ready to help you resolve the matter in the best possible way. If you are the custodial parent who needs to request the move, our firm is ready to develop a comprehensive argument to support relocation. If you are a noncustodial parent who opposes a move, our firm can help you fight the request for relocation and protect your parental relationship. When facing such a critical topic, experience matters. Contact Ross & Calandrillo, LLC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter. We understand the stress you must feel and our compassionate and tenacious attorneys are ready to serve.