Even when a divorce is successfully finalized, other complications can occur. A common issue that divorced couples face is relocation-when the custodial parent wishes to move to another city, state, or area with the children. Divorce radically changes the lives of both parents and, for a variety of reasons, whether they relocate for a job or for a new partner, moving away might seem like the best option.
However, when the parents cannot agree on new custody terms affected by the relocation, legal action is required. In the case of an impasse, the court can become involved and a judge must decide how the custody arrangement should be handled. At Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C., we know how sensitive and important relocation disputes can be and have time and time again made sure our client's needs are emphatically voiced in court.
If you're facing a relocation custody issue that's too important to trust to just anyone, we urge you to call a dedicated New York City child custody attorney at our firm today.
If your relocation issue goes to court, the primary concern for the judge will be the children's best interest. Many of the factors are the same that were probably considered for the original custody agreement, along with any new reasons and evidence for or against the proposed move.
Factors for the judge to consider in relocation cases can include:
Relocation issues can feel like you're trying to settle your divorce all over again. Our firm has seen the strain, frustration, and sadness that both custodial parents and non-custodial parents go through trying to resolve these matters, but they don't have to go through it alone.
If you're a parent facing a relocation custody dispute, contact Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C. to schedule a consultation.