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New Jersey Relocation Laws for Parents

When families go through a divorce in New Jersey, the parents will often have to come up with a custody agreement that allows one of the parents to spend more time with the child. Of course, it is still important for the child to be able to spend time with their other parent. One of the issues that frequently arise in New Jersey is when the custodial parent decides that they want to move out of the state of New Jersey. This move has the potential to put additional strain on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent. With that said, the custodial parent is not allowed to simply decide that they are moving out of state and not obtain permission from the other parent. If the noncustodial parent objects to the move, the matter may have to be addressed in court. The parent who wishes to move will have to meet a very high threshold in order to have the relocation approved and it must be in the best interest of the child.

Some of the factors considered in a relocation case include the following:

  • the relationship between the child and each parent
  • the moves impact on the child’s social and academic life
  • the reasons that the custodial parent wishes to move and the noncustodial parent rejects it

If you have questions about relocation, contact us today.

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.