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Relocation

Hackensack Relocation Attorney

hand-truck-564242_960_720Representing Bergen families facing relocation issues

Normal child custody cases are complicated matters. When the custodial parent wants to move out of state, the case becomes even more complex. In most situations, parents have worked to establish an ongoing and positive relationship with their children. Relocation has a major impact on the child, including a disruption of established relationships, academics, and more. Sometimes, this impact can be quite negative. Even when a parent has sole custody, the unfit parent may be working towards rebuilding trust and mending broken relationships. When relocation comes into play and a parent is facing the thought of his or her child being far out of reach, the topic can be too much to bear. New Jersey family courts will always act in the best interests of the child. Relocation is no exception. If a court decides that the move does not serve the best interests of the child, the court may rule against the custodial parent. Every case is different and when relocation is disputed, the judge will always have the child’s interests in mind. If you are a custodial parent involved with a relocation dispute or the parent objecting to a move, you deserve quality legal services from a compassionate and effective attorney. Contact Debra F. Schneider, Esq. today.

What factors are important to New Jersey courts?

Again, it is important to note that New Jersey courts will always have the best interests of the child in mind.  They will consider the impact on the child first. Courts believe that the child’s best interests are met when both parents have frequent and ongoing access to their children. To convince the court that relocation should be allowed, the moving party may have to establish that the impact on the child’s life is limited and that the move would better his or her quality of life. Courts will consider factors about the child, including:

  • The bond with each parent
  • The impact of the move on the noncustodial parent
  • The impact of the move on the extended family
  • The disruption to the child’s social and academic life

New Jersey courts will also consider factors related to the parents, including:

  • The reason for the move
  • The reason the noncustodial parent opposes it
  • The impact on the quality of life for the child and parent
  • The economic, educational, and any other unforeseen implications of the move

Contact a Hackensack law firm to guide you through relocation issues

Debra F. Schneider, Esq. understands how hard relocation may be on the family. If you are a parent facing a relocation dispute or a noncustodial parent opposing it, you should contact Debra F. Schneider, Esq. Attorney Schneider is ready to assess your situation, ease you through your options, and effectively represent your interests in and out of court. If possible, you may be able to mediate the issue and avoid court costs and legal fees. If you need compassion and integrity, contact Debra F. Schneider, Esq. today.

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