When a couple with children gets divorced, the entire family is deeply affected. In a lot of situations, the parents share custody but one parent is with the children more than the other, ultimately making them the custodial parent. If the custodial parent decides that they would like to move out of the state of New Jersey, the noncustodial parent has the opportunity to reject the move. Of course, the noncustodial parent may fear that a move out of state can further strain their relationship with the children. When the relocation efforts are rejected, the matter may end up in family court for a judge to decide.
If the court has to make a decision regarding a relocation case, they will take a number of factors into consideration. Some of these factors include the following:
- 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
New Jersey will always rule in the child’s best interest and has recently made stricter legislation regarding best interest and relocation. If you need an attorney, contact us today.
Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is a full-service divorce, family, and real estate law firm located in Mountainside, New Jersey. For strong legal representation in all of your divorce or family law matters, contact Ross and Calandrillo, LLC to schedule a consultation.