Finding Solutions To Relocation Disputes

When unmarried parents wish to move and take their children with them, it is not as simple as renting a moving van and packing the suitcases. Both parents have the right to maintain access to their children, so critical legal issues must be addressed in child relocation cases.

If you’re considering a move with your child or you have been informed that your child’s other parent intends to move with your child, it is critical to discuss your situation with a family law attorney. At Hobika Law Firm in Utica, New York, we can make sure custody issues are resolved in a way that is in the best interest of your child while respecting your parental rights.

Relocation Laws In New York State

First of all, notifying a parent of a move is not enough; specific procedures must be followed to relocate. A parent must seek the permission of the other parent or obtain permission from the New York Family Court for a relocation to be granted. The court will consider several factors, such as why the parent wishes to move and, likewise, why the other parent opposes the move.

Ultimately, the most important factor is whether the proposed relocation is deemed to be in the child’s best interest. The child’s relationship with each parent will be closely examined, and the potential impact the move will have on the child’s relationship with his or her noncustodial parent will be thoroughly considered.

An Experienced Attorney Can Make All The Difference

Whether you are proposing or opposing a relocation, it will be critical to have a lawyer on your side who can build a strong case for why your position represents the best interest of your child. The first step is discussing your case with us. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Call our Utica office at 315-327-2849 or 800-587-9559.