If you are a divorced/separated parent and are considering relocating, there are a lot of things to consider. A Queens Relocation Lawyer is essential in this process, as there are legal issues that will need to be addressed. The court will evaluate how the proposed move will effect any existing Child Custody/Visitation arrangement, but will be even more focused on how a move will affect your child. A Queen’s Relocation Lawyer from the office of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC is highly experienced in handling matters surrounding relocation and can help you achieve the best result possible.
Honest Intent: Is the parent who is requesting the relocation or the parent opposing the move motivated by pure intentions?
Emotional Bond: What is the bond between the child and each parent?
Custody/Visitation: Will the non-custodial parent be able to continue regular visits with the child?
Child Well-Being: Will the proposed move enhance the child’s life or detract from it?
Negative Effects: Are there any potential negative aspects to the move?
Family Relations: Will the move enhance or hinder the child’s relationships with other family members?
Monetary Issues: Does the parent have to relocate for economic reasons?
Job Opportunities/Financial Gain: Will the move enhance financial opportunities for the custodial parent?
Physical Health: Will the move impact the child’s health in any way?
Marital Status of the Parents: Has the family dynamic changed due to a remarriage?
New York has not been crystal clear in their guidelines governing relocations of divorced parents. As such, your Queens Relocation Lawyer will help explain what factors the court will be primarily focused on. The court examines the welfare of the child/children and their emotional and physical well-being. They will evaluate how their social relationships will be impacted, as well as their general lifestyle. These matters can potential turn into a change of Custody issue, which is why you need to consult a Queens Relocation Lawyer if you are going through this. The court may require a Guardian to step in, as well as order home schooling, and possibly counseling or psychological assessment.
The Family Court will be assessing the impact a move will cause with both parents, but as mentioned above, the welfare of the child will be most important. A Queens Family Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will be invaluable in helping you navigate through this legal matter, and offer support in this stressful time. We have experience in Guardianship, Fathers rights and all Family Law issues. Our offices from Manhattan to Westchester County to Queens are ready to help when you call 800.696.9529. Call today for a free case evaluation.