Relocating out of New Jersey with a Child

New Jersey takes child custody matters very seriously. The state understands the negative implications that a divorce can have on the entire family and strives to allow the child to maintain a successful relationship with both of his or her parents after the divorce. When the custodial parent wishes to move out of the state of New Jersey with the child, the noncustodial parent may fear for the future of the relationship with the child. It can be devastating for a parent to learn that the child they only get to see every so often will now be moving further away and their parenting time will be reduced again. Matters of relocation often end up in New Jersey’s family court and require the guidance of an experienced attorney.

The court will always rule in the best interests of the child. Some of the factors that they will take into consideration when hearing relocation cases include the following:

  • The impact of the move on the child’s overall quality of life
  • The impact of the move on the child’s social and academic life
  • The impact that the move will have on the child’s relationship with the other parent and extended family
  • The reason for the move
  • The reason the move was opposed by the other parent

If you have questions about relocating with a child in New Jersey, contact us today.

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