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New York Attorneys For Relocation And Custody Modifications

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. At Johnson & Cohen, LLP, we represent both custodial parents who want to move away, as well as parents seeking to prevent the relocation of their children.

Seeking Court Approval Of Relocation

In each case, the court will consider 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 divorce and family law attorneys have extensive experience in these matters. We can 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

Defending 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 can review evidence in your case and aggressively defend your rights and the best interests of your child. In addition to how the relocation may affect your life, we can show how the child will be affected. For example, a relocation could negatively impact your relationship with your child.

Contact Us

For more information or to speak directly with our experienced family law and child custody attorneys, please call 877-807-1472 or contact us by email. With offices in White Plains and Pearl River, we represent clients throughout southern New York.