There are few things more important to a parent than their child. This is why child custody is oftentimes such a hot-button issue when a couple gets divorced. Oftentimes, after a divorce is settled and child custody terms are set, it is not uncommon for the custodial parent to wish to move with their child. However, if the move is out of state, it can potentially complicate matters. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about child relocation cases in New Jersey. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Am I allowed to move away with my child after a divorce?
As the custodial parent, it is perfectly fine to move with your child, as long as you are moving within the state of New Jersey. That being said, if you are looking to relocate out of New Jersey, you will most likely need either the non-custodial parent’s approval or the approval of a judge. If your former spouse opposes the move, you will most likely have to request approval to relocate from a judge. To gain such approval, you will have to prove that the move would be in the child’s best interests. Our firm is here to help.
How are relocation cases decided in New Jersey?
As you can imagine, oftentimes, it is not easy to prove that taking a child out of school and moving to another state is in his or her best interests, however, it is possible. Some of the various factors that NJ courts will consider when deciding on relocation cases are as follows:
- Why you want to relocate
- Why the non-custodial parent opposes the relocation
- Whether you are relocating to a better school district for your child
- Whether you are relocating to work a higher paying job, which will ultimately benefit your child financially
- Whether you are relocating to bring your child closer to his/her extended family
- The bond your child has with both you and the non-custodial parent
- Whether the child is in his/her senior year of high school
- Whether the move would benefit your child socially, emotionally, or financially
- How the move would affect your child custody agreement and the current parenting time schedule
- If the child is old or mature enough, whether he or she has a preference
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
Whether you are looking to move away with your child or you are currently opposing a move, you can depend on us. Give our legal team a call today.
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