When a custodial parent in New Jersey wishes to move out of the state with their child, away from the other parent, the situation is very serious. Of course, this leads to the difficult issue of the child getting to spend significantly less time with the noncustodial parent and it may ultimately cause great harm to their relationship. When parents disagree about whether the child should move with the custodial parent, the matter may even wind up in family court.

Last year, New Jersey made its laws regarding relocation stricter than they once were. The court now requires the custodial parent to prove that moving out of state would be in the child’s best interest. Of course, when the other parent disagrees, it will make this very difficult. Some of the many factors that the court will take into consideration when hearing a relocation case can include the following:

  • whether the move is in the best interest of the child
  • the reason for the move
  • the reason that the other parent opposes the move
  • the impact of the move on the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent and other family members
  • the impact of the move on the child’s social and academic life
  • additional implications of the move

If you have questions about relocation in New Jersey, contact us today.

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