New York Relocation
A New York Relocation Lawyer can tell you that not only is relocating challenging for a divorced or separated parent; there are multiple legal details that need to be attended to. If you are divorced/separated and a parent, your current Custody agreement on file with the court may need to be amended, and your relocation approved. Or, you may be the non-custodial parent and strongly opposed to your ex moving out of the area with your child. In either instance, it is important to consult with a New York Relocation Lawyer for guidance. The court will mainly be concerned with your child and how the move will affect them. You will need a Lawyer to properly approach the court with your argument and obtain the results you were hoping for. Regardless of where you current live, from Long Island to the Manhattan and the Bronx to Brooklyn we have an office nearby ready to assist you.
When you are dealing with a move, or are planning to take your spouse to court to oppose one, your New York Family Lawyer will help you answer some key questions about your circumstances:
Is the Child Content: Is the child contented in their current situation, and how will this change if they move?
Loving Parent/Child Bond: Do both parents have a loving, genuine relationship with their child? Will relocating put a wedge in the parent/child relationship?
What is the Current Agreement? Do the parents have a current Child Visitation agreement in place, and will the move changes its terms?
Proper Motivation of the Parents: Are the parents ultimately motivated to do what most benefits the child rather than put themselves first?
What are the Problems Now that Need Attention? Are there any existing problems now with regard to the raising the child, or the interactions between the parents that will be exacerbated by a move?
Family Ties: What is the child’s relationship with other family members and loved ones in the area and how will that change?
Money Worries: Is the parent moving because of money problems? Will this improve if they relocate?
Financial Prosperity: Will relocating improve the financial outlook for the family?
Emotional and Physical Health: Is the child healthy or do they have any medical conditions that could be aggravated by a move?
Status of the Family Structure: Will the child experience a change in the family structure, such as relocating to live with a new step-parent? How will the child adjust?
While the specific laws governing this area are still not definitive, a New York Relocation Lawyer will explain that over and above the concerns of the parent, the court will be strongly enforce the rights of the child and make certain they are properly cared for. This is important to know, because the court will take whatever steps necessary to do this, including but not limited modifying a Custody order or appointing a Guardian. The court can require certain actions be taken for the child, such as put the child in counseling or have them evaluated by a doctor, or require the parents to make special arrangements regarding their education to lessen their stress (home schooling).
Consulting with a New York Relocation Lawyer is a smart move on your part, as it will help you satisfy the court’s requirements and guide you through what can be a complicated process. A New York Family Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can address any concerns you may have in a matter like this, or help you deal with other Family Law problems such as Divorce, Custody, Visitation Spousal Support, Guardianship, Orders of Protection, Child Support or Father’s rights concerns. We have offices throughout NYC and all surrounding counties such as Nassau County and Westchester County. When you call us at 800.696.9529 we can give you support and guidance, as well as a completely free initial consultation.