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Parental Relocation Attorneys in Somerset County

Handling Complex & Contentious Move-Away Cases

Separation and divorce are emotionally difficult for everyone involved, especially the children. Most custody and parenting time agreements establish schedules and arrangements that seek to allow adequate time and healthy on-going relationships with both parents. When one parent wants to relocate with the children to another state, or even another country, those schedules and relationships will be substantially impacted. A parent who seeks to relocate outside of New Jersey with the children must either have the consent of the other parent or obtain a court order permitting the move. If you move without consent or a court order, you may face sanctions or even lose your custody rights. Moving with a child inside the State of New Jersey, while not considered relocation, may still require a modification of the parenting time schedule and perhaps child support.

At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, our Somerset County parental relocation attorneys are experienced in representing clients both requesting and opposing relocation. We recognize that very few issues can be as divisive as parental relocation. You can depend on us to do everything we can within the law to seek an outcome that protects your relationship with your children.

We look forward to serving you. Call (908) 356-7634 now to schedule a confidential consultation.

Factors to Consider in Parental Relocation Cases

Under New Jersey law, courts must carefully assess a situation and examine several factors when deciding whether to permit relocation.

The court will consider:

  • The reason for the move (whether it is a good faith reason – such as a new job – or not a good faith reason, such as preventing the other parent from seeing the children)
  • The distance of the proposed move
  • The ability of the other parent to see the children and maintain a relationship
  • Whether the move would be detrimental to the children
  • The advantages and disadvantages for the children in the new location
  • Whether the other parent would also be able to relocate

If you are considering relocating with your children outside of New Jersey, or if you need to challenge a move proposed by the other parent of your child, you need sound legal advice immediately. Our Somerset County move-away lawyers can counsel you as to your rights, your potential for success, and possible ways to negotiate an arrangement that will work for everyone in the family.

Call (908) 356-7634 now to learn more about how SWLD can help you.

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