Relocating with a child out of New York

When parents get divorced, one parent typically becomes the custodial parent of the child. This simply means that the parent spends more time caring for the child than the other parent does. At some point or another in the child’s life, the custodial parent may want to move out of New York State. When a parent wishes to relocate with a child, they will have to either obtain permission from the child’s other parent or go through the New York State family court system to request that the move is approved by a judge.

If the noncustodial parent opposes the move, the matter may end up in court and will be left for the judge to decide. In these situations, the court will only approve the move if they determine that it is in the best interest of the child. The court will consider many different factors in order to decide whether the relocation should occur, such as:

  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The change in the child’s quality of life that may happen as a result of the move
  • The impact of the move on the child’s relationship with the other parent and extended family
  • The reason for the move
  • The reason the other parent opposes the move

If you have questions about relocation, contact our firm today.

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