What changes were made to NJ child relocation standards?
There are a lot of factors that must be considered when you have a child custody agreement and want to move out of state. This month, New Jersey has changed its standards for out of state relocation with a child. Up until this change, all a custodial parent had to do when they wanted to move out of state with the child was to prove that the move is being made with good intentions. So, they basically had to prove that they weren’t moving to alienate the noncustodial parent from the child and wanted to move to make a better life for themselves.
Now, the parent has more to prove. The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled in Bisbing v. Bisbing that if a custodial parent wishes to move out of state with the child, they have to prove that it is in the child’s best interest. It isn’t always easy to prove that pulling a child away from everything they know and moving to a new place is in their best interest, especially if the child expresses that they don’t want to move.
If you plan to request the court to allow you to move out of New Jersey with your child, consult with an experienced family law attorney who can help you work towards a favorable outcome.
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