Relocating With A Child

When parents go their separate ways after a divorce, it is not uncommon for one to want to move out of town, out of the state or even out of the country. The move may be prompted by anything from job opportunities to returning home. If that parent wants to relocate with his or her child, matters become particularly complex.

If you are considering moving away with your child, or the child's other parent has mentioned moving away with your child, you can benefit from the representation of an experienced family law attorney. At Kelton & Teichner in Queens and Long Island, New York, we have the skill and knowledge to guide parents through the process of relocation hearings.

Is The Relocation In The Child's Best Interest?

While moving away is often in the parent's best interest, these matters must be viewed through the lens of what is in the child's best interest. Does moving away mean moving to a place where the child will have more family, more friends and a stronger support group? Will the child have better opportunities for education? These are important factors that need to be balanced against the loss of in-person parenting time with the other parent. We will build a case designed to do what is right for you and your child.

Moving Away Does Not End The Child-Parent Relationship

If moving away with a child is possible, it will likely only be so with the creation of new child custody and visitation arrangements that allow the child to continue having a strong relationship with the other parent. This can be accomplished in many ways, including using today's technology for scheduled Skype sessions and more. Our lawyers understand the available options and will help you create a strong plan to address relocation.

Call For A Free Phone Consultation About Relocation

Call our lawyers at 800-419-7751 or send us an email. We speak fluent Spanish, we provide free initial telephone consultations, promptly return phone calls, accept credit cards, offer flexible fee schedules, and are very accessible via bus or subway.

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