In family court, matters related to custody or parenting are often some of the most contested. The idea that a parent may lose access to time spent with their child can be incredibly upsetting. There are often situations where a custodial parent wishes to move out of New Jersey and take their child with them. Custodial parents often wish to move out of state for employment opportunities or what they believe is a better quality of life for their family. Unfortunately, this also means that the noncustodial parent would lose significant parenting time. Clearly, these matters are very complicated and emotional for all parties involved.
One of the most important factors that a custodial parent must be aware of if they are considering moving is that they can’t just get up and go one day. That parent needs to obtain special permission from either the noncustodial parent or from the court itself. Often, relocation matters do end up in court because the parents disagree on the move. New Jersey just recently made it more difficult for parents to relocate out of state with their child. The state now requires that the parent proves this move will be in the best interest of the child, which is usually a difficult task.
If you need legal representation for a relocation matter in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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