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Relocation Cases in Hudson Valley

Do You Want to Move After a Divorce?

Families and individuals throughout the United States are constantly on the move from one area to another. Parents who have child custody may wish to relocate from the Hudson Valley to another part of the state or country. In many cases, they are seeking relocation for career opportunities, family support systems, and military assignments. Individuals who are pursuing relocation will face substantial legal challenges as they seek permission from a New York family court to move with the child. Whether you are the noncustodial parent opposing the relocation of your child or the custodial parent desiring to relocate with your child, our firm can help you with your case.

Relocation cases are carefully assessed in the state of New York to ensure that the child's best interests are adequately protected. The matter of relocation is a big deal because of the adverse effects it may have on a child's relationship with his or her parents. It can also have a major effect on the child's social life and opportunities to advance in terms of education and extracurricular activities. When deciding whether the custodial parent can relocate with the child, the court will consider all relevant facts within the case. Speak with one of our Hudson Valley divorce attorneys today for guidance with a relocation issue.

Protecting the Best Interests of the Child

Requests for relocation are individually assessed with careful scrutiny as the result of the Tropea v. Tropea case. The New York Court of Appeals established the need for all circumstances to be taken into consideration to determine the best interests of the child.

Some of the important factors that the court will consider include:

  • Each parent's reasons for seeking or opposing the move
  • The quality of the relationship between the child and each parent
  • The impact of the move on the relationship between the child and the noncustodial parent
  • The impact of the move on the child's relationships with extended family
  • The degree of economic, emotional, and educational impact of relocation
  • The likelihood of preserving a meaningful relationship between the child and noncustodial parent

Various factors are weighed and assessed in regard to the relocation. In essence, the overall negative or positive impact on the child is the primary factor that is considered when a relocation case is brought forth.

Selecting the Right Hudson Valley Divorce Lawyer

In order to request relocation with the New York courts, you will need to submit the proper documentation that can serve as the basis for the whole case. As experienced Hudson Valley relocation lawyers, we can help you understand your rights and prepare you for litigation if necessary. We can ensure that the correct documents are filed and that the most persuasive argument is presented to the judge. With over 50 years of combined experience, we can provide you with legal representation that can give you confidence in your case.

Contact us at Michael R. Varble & Associates, P.C. today!

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