Shrewsbury Relocation Attorney
Representing the interests of NJ clients facing relocation issues
Child custody is an emotional and personally complicated matter. Parents must face the reality that the time with their child will be split and they will not be able to see their child every single day. Child custody can be too much to bear. Relocation is another story altogether. Whether a custodial parent wants to move across the state or across the country, the matter becomes even more complex for all involved. Most parents work to establish a continuing and positive relationship with their children and the idea that a child will not be accessible on a regular basis can be devastating. Even when one parent has sole custody, courts believe that the other parent should have visitation rights with the intent of rehabilitation and a future where he or she can be a positive part of the child’s life. Relocation has a major impact on the child, including established relationships, academics, social and religious life, and more.
New Jersey courts will always act in the best interests of the child and relocation is no exception. If the court does not agree that the move would benefit the child and, in some way, would have a negative impact, they may say no to relocation. Whether you are a parent requesting the move or a parent trying to stop it, you need experienced legal support to represent your needs. If you need our help, do not hesitate to call The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC.
What factors impact a court’s decision on relocation?
The main goal of any family court in New Jersey is to protect the interests of the child involved in the legal matter. Accordingly, they will examine the impact on the child first. As New Jersey family court believes that a child’s best interests are met when both parents have frequent access to the child, the factors in favor of the move must be overwhelmingly convincing. The negative impact must be limited and the move should prove to benefit the child by improving his or her quality of life. Some factors related to the child may include the bond with each parent, the impact of the move on relationships, the impact of the move on the child’s academic and social life, and the impact to the child’s quality of life. New Jersey courts will also address issues related to the parents, including the reason for and against the move, the impact on the custodial parent’s quality of life, and the unforeseen implications of the move on either parent.
Contact a Monmouth County law firm to protect your future
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC appreciates the complicated matter parents face when dealing with the topic of relocation. Whether you are requesting the courts approval or denial of relocation, you need an attorney to represent you through the process. Our firm is ready to assess your case, guide you through all of your legal options, and passionately advocate on your behalf. In some fortunate cases, couples have been able to come together and address the issue through mediation, avoiding the time and money spent on a contested court case. If you need an effective attorney to represent your needs, contact The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC.