Relocation is a very complicated issue in child custody cases. Relocation can disrupt established relationships, schooling, and many other factors in a child’s life and may have a negative impact to the future of the child. In most cases, both parents have worked to establish a positive joint child custody arrangement. Even in times when one parent may have physical and legal custody, the other parent continues to work towards being a positive role model to their child and be a major part of his or her life. The thought of a child living far away can be overwhelming. New Jersey courts must act in the best interests of the child and when circumstances will negatively impact the child, judges may have to decide against the custodial parent who wants to move. In other circumstances, the move can be positive for the family. Every case is different and it is up to the judge to decide what is best for the child. If you are involved in a case where relocation is a factor, you should contact a Sparta attorney at Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC to guide you through your legal matter.
Courts will review the circumstances
New Jersey believes that it is in the child’s best interests for both parents to have frequent access to their children. In order for New Jersey judges to consider relocation, the evidence supporting the move must be very convincing to the court. They must consider many factors related to both parents and children. Some factors related to the child may include:
The court will also take factors related to the parents into consideration. Continuing with the child’s best interests in mind, consideration for the parents may include:
Contact a firm with years of experience with relocation cases
At Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC, we are committed to our clients’ wishes. Our compassionate attorneys understand that circumstances change. If you are a parent inquiring about relocation or a noncustodial parent who opposes it, you should contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC to protect your family. Let our attorneys assess your case, guide you through your options, and help you come to the best possible conclusion for your legal matter. We understand that this issue may be tough and we are available to ease you through these trying times and on to a better situation. For the quality legal services you deserve, contact Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC for a consultation today.
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