One of the matters that many people find themselves in the New Jersey family court system over is when a parent wants to move out of the state with a child. Often, the noncustodial parent is concerned that if the custodial parent and the child move out of state, the relationship that they have with their child may be compromised. In these situations, the matter may end up in family court because the parents cannot agree on whether relocating is a good idea.
As of August 2017, the New Jersey family court system required that parents can only relocate with their child if they can actually prove that the move is in the best interests of the child. This may be difficult to prove, especially if the move is highly contested by the child’s other parent. Like many other matters related to the child, the court will take a number of factors into consideration such as the parent’s reasoning for wanting to relocate, how it will impact the child’s school and social life as well as the child’s relationship with the other parent. If the custodial parent can prove that the move is truly in the best interests of the child and the move is approved, the court may have to come up with an entirely new visitation and custody schedule.
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