Relocating with a child in New Jersey

Relocating with a child in New Jersey

One of the most emotionally charged family matters that stem from divorce in New Jersey is child custody. It can be unbearable for a parent to learn that they will no longer be able to spend as much time with their child as they once did. When the noncustodial parent learns that the custodial parent wishes to move out of New Jersey, effectively putting their relationship at risk, it can be devastating. Often, noncustodial parents reject relocation requests and the matter ends up in court because they do not want to lose any more of their relationship with the child.

The courts in New Jersey will always rule in the child’s best interest. The laws surrounding relocation recently became much stricter and now the parents must prove that the move is best for the child. Some of the other many factors that the court will consider when deciding on relocation include the following:

  • The impact of the move on the child’s relationship with the other parent
  • The impact of the move on the child’s relationship with extended family
  • The impact of the move on the child’s academic and social life
  • The reason for the move
  • The reason that the other parent is opposed to the move

If you have questions about relocation in New Jersey, 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