Divorce and separation can significantly impact a family. That being said, as you know, child custody is among the most hotly-contested divorce-related issues. It is often difficult when parents have to share the child’s week with an ex-spouse. When a parent faces a situation where they may not see their child for weeks at a time or more, it can be too much to bear, which is why relocation is often one of the hardest, most emotional aspects of a divorce. When a custodial parent wishes to relocate with a child, the noncustodial parent may take legal action to block it. A court will take many factors into consideration when deciding on relocation, though they will always act in the best interest of the child. In some situations, relocation is denied. Other times, relocation is awarded because it would make a positive change in the child’s life. Both sides need and deserve aggressive and effective representation. If you are involved in a relocation case and need effective legal support, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. for a consultation with an experienced relocation lawyer.
Cases for relocation
Relocation is often complex, and it is sometimes difficult to convince a judge that relocation is necessary, as it will impact a child’s life immensely. While courts will base their decision on the best interests of the child, judges will also consider many other factors, such as:
- The impact the move may have on the relationship with the noncustodial parent
- How the relation may affect the child’s relationship with extended family members
- The child’s social and academic life
- Whether the move will overall improve the child’s quality of life.
- The reasoning for the move
- The reasoning for opposing the move
- Any other factor the court deems relevant
The bottom line is that whether you are looking to relocate, or you wish to stop a relocation, you must retain the services of an experienced Long Island relocation lawyer will do everything in his power to fight for you and your child.
Contact a Long Island Relocation Lawyer
Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. has been a trusted legal resource to families across Long Island for many years. With nearly a decade of experience, Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. understands what is at stake in relocation cases. Whether you are a person requesting relocation or the parent opposing it, our firm is here to help. To schedule an initial consultation, contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc.