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When One Parent Wants To Move Away

Last updated on March 8, 2022

There can be any number of reasons that one parent or the other might choose to relocate after a divorce. The ability to be closer to family or to pursue better employment opportunities are both frequent reasons given for a parent’s decision to move away. In other cases, a custodial parent might relocate in order to provide better educational opportunities for his or her child.

When a parent proposes a move, however, its impact on the child custody agreement must be considered. A parent’s relocation does not nullify his or her right to a meaningful, ongoing relationship with the children. Whether you are moving away and leaving your child with the other parent, or the other parent wants to move away and take your child along, it is important that you seek the advice of a reliable Syracuse parental relocation attorney who can help you understand your rights and legal options.

Helping You Through A Sometimes Complex Process

Relocation proposals are not automatically approved by the courts, and a compelling argument needs to be made in these matters. The burden is on the person wishing to relocate to show that there is good reason for the move and that it will ultimately serve the best interests of the child. Jeffrey DeRoberts has been a lawyer for over 25 years. His extensive experience helping parents on both sides of relocation issues serves as a significant benefit to every client.

DeRoberts Law Firm is widely recognized for its ability to help parents find workable solutions to complex custody issues. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, we can help you seek accommodations for Skype or other internet tools that allow you to maintain contact with your children, as well as negotiating additional visitation time during breaks to compensate for the regular visits that will be missed due to the relocation.

In some cases, we may also be able to seek a support modification in consideration of the additional expense associated with travel and other expenses.

Speak With A New York Interstate Custody Attorney

In the end, the focus of any relocation proposal and the related custody issues must be on the best interests of the children. Mr. DeRoberts listens closely to your concerns and works hard to negotiate a solution that everyone can support. Call 315-479-6445, or send an email for a free initial consultation.