Moving Out of State

Edison Relocation Attorney

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When a custodial parent wants to move with the child to a location not easily accessible to the noncustodial parent, they might have to deal with the issue of relocation. These cases can be quite complex. The court has to consider a wide variety of factors when deciding on relocation matters. Commonly, parents work to establish and maintain positive relationships with their children. Child custody cases are complicated enough. The idea that a parent will see less of their child per week can be hard. The thought that a child would live in another county, state or country can be downright unbearable. Relocation will have a major impact on the family. Sometimes, this can be quite negative. Even if one parent has sole custody, the other parent may be working to mend relationships and become the parent the child deserves. When considering the topic of relocation, as is with any topic related to the children, New Jersey courts will always act in the best interests of the child. Every case is different. Whether you are the custodial parent involved with a relocation dispute or the parent protesting the move, you should contact an attorney to represent your interests. If you need a law firm to passionately advocate on your behalf and see that your rights are protected, contact the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC.

Factors related to relocation

New Jersey courts will consider factors related to both parents and the children involved. As relocation impacts the whole family, courts walk a fine line between how the move will impact the parents while always acting in the best interests of the children. New Jersey believes that the child’s best interests are best met when both parents have an ongoing and frequent access to their children. With that in mind, the reason for relocation must be quite convincing. In order to persuade the court to allow the relocation, the requesting party will have to establish that the impact of the move is limited and that it benefits the child, bettering his or her quality of life. When hearing these cases, courts will consider factors about the child, including but not limited to:

  • The bond with each party
  • The impact on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent
  • The change in the child’s quality of life
  • The impact on the child’s relationship with extended family
  • The impact on the child’s social and academic life

New Jersey courts will also consider factors that impact the parents, including but not limited to:

  • The motive for the move
  • The reason the noncustodial parent opposes it
  • The impact on the quality of life for the parent
  • The economic implication for the move

Contact a Middlesex County law firm to guide you through your location issue

The Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC appreciates how difficult relocation can be on the family. Whether you are the parent who is requesting the move or the one that opposes it, you may need an effective attorney to represent your interests in and out of court. If you need our legal services, contact the Law Office of Omar K. Qadeer, PC to guide you through your legal matter and protect your rights.