People move or relocate all the time and for all sorts of reasons. A new job may take you to a new city, state or even a new country. Maybe you want a change of scenery, or perhaps to move back to the childhood neighborhood you left years ago. Whatever the reason, moves aren’t a problem for many people, other than the actual hassle of the physical move.
For divorced or separated parents, things are sometimes a bit more complicated. Your move may have a big impact on your child custody or visitation rights. In fact, a New York Family Court or New York Supreme Court may even stop you from moving at all.
In New York, there are laws that govern the relocation of a parent, and these laws exist to ensure that the child’s life is not disrupted in a negative manner. Generally, there are specifications as to where each parent can live in relation to one another, so that they can ensure the agreement for visitation can be fulfilled. Modifications to custody agreements and visitation schedules must be agreed upon by both parties, or by the Court, to accommodate new living arrangements.
If you plan to relocate, or have been served a notice of relocation, you will need the help of an attorney to protect your rights and advocate for your child’s welfare.
At Perlmutter Law Firm, we are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome from your situation. When you hire our firm, we will never pass your case off to a paralegal or other assistant, so you can be confident in the professionalism of the legal counsel you will find at our firm. We are here to advocate for your rights.