New York City Relocation Attorney
Relocation Will Require Modification of a Child Custody Order
After a divorce, the relationship that a child has with the non-custodial
parent will be different. The change is evident even when custody is shared.
Requests to relocate a child are scrutinized by the court to ensure that
the best interests of the child are being met.
Whatever side of the request you are on, you will need the best NYC family
lawyer presenting your case. Retaining an attorney from H. Benjamin Perez
& Associates, P.C. ensures you will have an Avvo® top-rated attorney
representing your parental rights. You want the best attorney available
to protect your
child custody rights.
Relocation Lawyer Serving New York City
So what determining factors are considered in relocation cases? In New
York courts, they look at the following aspects:
- The best interests of the child are the prime consideration given to requests
- Whether the child may have greater opportunities in a new location
- What the child will give up by relocating
- The relationship with the non-custodial parent and the extended family
will be carefully measured against the benefits of a move
- Grandparent's rights and established family relationships may be given
consideration in matters of custody and relocation
The court will want to know if the educational opportunities are better
in the new location. The court will consider whether any medical condition
that the child has will be better treated at the new location.
On the other side, if the relocation will result in a better financial
situation for the child or if the move will not adversely affect the child's
relationships, a move may be granted. While the child's best interests
are the primary concern, the rights of the parents will not be ignored.
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Relocation requires a modification in the child custody arrangement and
must be authorized by the court. We will aggressively represent your parental
rights in these matters.
Contact us to start the process of evaluating your case so we can begin to prepare
for the hearing. Our firm provides legal services in English and Spanish.