Relocating out of New Jersey

Relocating out of New Jersey with a child

When parents have shared custody over a child in New Jersey, one of the biggest concerns that can arise is when one of the parents wishes to move out of the state. When one parent doesn’t want the child to be moved out of state, this can be a serious point of contention between parents, further straining their relationship. In a lot of cases, when parents disagree about relocating with a child, the matter may have to be decided by a judge in New Jersey’s family court system.

In August 2017, New Jersey issued a stricter policy for relocating with a child. Now, New Jersey requires the parent that wishes to move to provide evidence that relocating with a child serves the child’s best interests. The court will take many different factors when trying to determine whether relocation is in the child’s best interest. Some of these factors include the following:

  • The child’s bond with each of his or her parents
  • The impact of the relocation on the child’s meaningful relationships
  • The impact of the move on the child’s social or academic life
  • The parent’s reason for and/or against the move
  • The impact on each parents’ quality of life

If you have questions about relocating with a child, contact our firm today.

The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation