Experienced Long Island Relocation Attorney

Suffolk County Family Law Attorney Representing clients facing requests for relocation

Relocation can be one of the most significant post-divorce legal issues. When children are involved in a divorce, the matter is complicated. All parties work to mitigate the effects of the split on the child or children. Child custody and support structures are developed to maintain a certain level of normalcy. When a divorce is complete, most families follow the court’s directions or the terms of an agreement. Every so often, a parent requests to move far away from the noncustodial parent with the child, making an already complicated situation overwhelming. Both parents have the right to be an ongoing, substantial part of their child’s life. When a child may not see one parent for weeks at a time, ex-spouses can easily find themselves litigating the matter in court.

If you are a parent that need to request relocation, you may have a tough road ahead. The noncustodial parent may take legal action to block your request and it could work. If you are the noncustodial parent objecting a move, we understand that your relationship is at stake and will fight for you. Whichever position you are in, our office is here to help.

The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 20 years of experience fight for clients. Family law matters are substantial and we will help you through these significant issues. When it comes to your children, experience matters, contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. for a consultation today.

Important factors for relocation

Relocation is one of the most complex topics for a court to hear. There are no guidelines or calculations that give a party a clear answer as to what will happen. The court will always act in the best interest of the child. Relocation is a somewhat subjective choice for a court. It is not easy to convince a judge that relocation is best. The court will take into consideration many factors regarding the child, including:

  • The change in quality of life because of move
  • The bond with each parent
  • The impact of the move on the relationship with extended family members
  • The impact of the move on the relationship with the noncustodial parent
  • The disruption to the child’s social and academic life

Accordingly, the court will consider factors related to the parents, including:

  • The reason the custodial parent requests the move
  • The reason the noncustodial parent opposes the move
  • The change in quality of life for the parent

Contact a Suffolk County relocation attorney

The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. has over 20 years of experience helping clients through all family law matters. Relocation can be a tough topic to address. If the time comes and relocation becomes a reality, you need an effective, tenacious attorney. If you need quality legal representation, our firm is here to help. Contact The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. for a consultation.