Child relocation refers to situations where the parent with residential custody of a child seeks to relocate the child. When a divorced or separated parent seeks to relocate or move, it may have a big impact on your child custody or visitation rights. In some scenarios, a court may prohibit the parent from moving at all. When determining whether to grant a custodial parent’s request to relocate, the court’s decision will be based on the best interests of the child.
As such, the custodial parent, the parent with custody of the child, seeking to relocate must prove to the court that the move is in the child’s best interests. When considering a relocation request a court will take the following factors into consideration:
- Quality of lifestyle for the children
- The impact of the move will have on future contact with the non-custodial parent
- Geographical child relocation restrictions stated in the parent’s separation or divorce agreement
- Propriety of a meaningful visitation schedule
- The degree of economic impact the move will have both on custodial parents and the child’s life
- The custodial and non-custodial parents history concerning past of court orders
Whether you’re seeking to relocate or contesting a relocation, the Law Office of Robert Montefusco, P.C., can assist you in making sure you and your children’s interests are effective represented. Contact the Law Office of Robert Montefusco, P.C. for more information.