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Ulster County Child Relocation Attorneys

Families Change; What Effect Will a Move Have on Yours?

When a custodial parent wishes to move far away with the children, that parent will not be permitted by the court to simply deprive the other parent of meaningful custodial time with their children.

If the non-custodial parent objects to the move because it will deprive him or her of meaningful access to the children, then typically the case is decided "in the best interests of the child or children," as the court sees their interests.

If you are a custodial parent planning to move with your children or you are a non-custodial parent who wishes to block a parental relocation, contact us today to discuss representation by one of our attorneys.

Kingston Visitation Rights Lawyer

In relocation cases, the burden of proof falls to the custodial parent to show why the relocation would benefit the children. There is no simple way for this decision to be made. Several factors are taken into account when judging what is in the child's best interests, such as:

  • The reasons for the custodial parent's move, including a new marriage, job opportunity or support from family in the new location
  • The relationship between the non-custodial parent and the child and how the move will affect that relationship
  • Each parent's living and economic situation
  • The possibility of increasing the length of visits to make up for the lack of frequency
  • The ability of the non-custodial parent to move closer to the child's new location
  • The motives of either parent in wishing to move or blocking the move
  • The quality of life for the child in the new location vs. the old one
  • When appropriate, the wishes of the child

We know how painful it is for a family to be torn apart once. Our Ulster County child relocation attorneys will aggressively defend your parental rights, whichever side you are on, custodial or non-custodial. We may even recommend that the non-custodial parent consider suing for custody to present an alternative to the children being relocated from or within New York.

It is important to have good reasons behind your claim. We will help you appraise your situation and come up with valid arguments to present to the court.

Call us at 800-532-9985 or e-mail us to schedule your initial consultation.

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Blatchly & Simonson
3 Academy Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Toll Free: 800-532-9985
Phone: 845-419-3629
Fax: 845-255-2627
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