Relocation and Custody Modifications Attorney in New York
After a custody order is established, it is not uncommon for a custodial parent to move out of state or to want to move with a child. However, if you are looking to move out of your community, remember that you must first seek court approval before doing so. At Johnson & Cohen, LLP, we represent both custodial parents who want to move away, as well as parents looking to prevent the relocation of their children.
Regardless of the circumstances, the court will always look at what is in the best interests of a child before making a final decision. If you are seeking to move out of state, it is critical that you take appropriate legal steps to protect your rights and avoid penalties under the law. Our attorneys will review your situation and help you demonstrate that the relocation is in the best interests of the child. Relocation may be granted for the following reasons:
- A new job and increase in pay
- Better lifestyle and quality of life
- Closer to other family and opportunities
Defense Against Relocation
The burden is always on the moving party to show that relocation is in the best interests of a child. The court will examine how the relocation will impact the child's relationship with the remaining parent. If you want to prevent a relocation, our lawyers will review evidence in your case and aggressively defend your rights and the best interests of your child. In addition to how the relocation may impact your life, we can demonstrate that the child will be affected in other ways as well—changing schools, friends, and adjusting to a new home can all have a negative impact.
For more information or to speak directly with our experienced Manhattan, Westchester and Rockland County, New York, child relocation attorneys, please call 877-807-1472 or contact us by e-mail.