What To Do When One Parent Decides To Relocate
While it can be challenging to determine the new “normal” for your family during a divorce, many people don’t realize that their family dynamic is likely to continue to change. It’s not uncommon for one parent to take a job in another state or move closer to their family. Court may need to reexamine the child’s living situation at that time.
If you or your former partner is considering relocating your child, call The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC for guidance. We can represent your needs and help determine what’s best for your family and the relationship with your child.
Deciding Whether Relocation Is A Good Idea
There are many legitimate reasons why a child’s custodial parent may want to move out of state. Sometimes, moving is even in the best interest of the child such as when:
- The parent is moving for a better job that will allow them to spend more time with their kid
- The parent is moving to be closer to relatives, enabling the child to develop a relationship with those family members
- The parent has remarried and both members of that marriage have decided to relocate
However, under New Jersey law, both parents must legally agree to this move. If the court doesn’t agree that the parent has a good reason to move, you may need a new child custody and visitation agreement.
Life after divorce can be difficult, especially as new opportunities present themselves. We want to help you children remain in the best situation possible while also allowing your life and career to grow. Ms. McCaskill has over 15 years of experience practicing law and has the skills and knowledge needed to help your family find the right solution.
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