Chatham Child Relocation Attorneys
Relocation Attorneys Located in Morris County, New Jersey
Relocation is a significant legal matter that deserves the attention of an experienced family law attorney. This issue can have such a massive impact because the noncustodial parent is likely to not have access to the child for long periods of time, making a strain on the relationship they have built over the course of the child’s life. The experienced Chatham child relocation attorneys of Lazor Rantas, PC are here to help. In New Jersey, a divorced custodial parent must get the other parent’s consent or permission of the court before moving out of state with the couple’s child or children. Some of these cases are so volatile that parents end up in protracted trials and even appellate courts. Lazor Rantas, PC is experienced in handling relocation cases across the state of New Jersey, including cases brought to the NJ Appellate Division and NJ Supreme Court. Contact Lazor Rantas, PC.
Relocation cases in New Jersey
Relocation is the act in which a parent, the one with physical custody, moves with a child, often far enough to impact the other parent’s access to his or her child. For some, this is out of state. For others, it is far enough within the state to strain the noncustodial parent’s ability to be readily available to the child and take a significant role in the child’s everyday life.
The law regarding relocation was changed in New Jersey in August of 2017, when it was ruled that courts must analyze relocation cases with a “best interest” standard. This standard mandates that a parent seeking permission to relocate with a child prove that the relocation is in the best interest of the child.
In making this determination, the court must consider many factors including:
- The impact of the move on the child’s established relationships, education and social life
- The reasons for the move
- The nature of the bond between the child and each parent
- The reasons to oppose the move
- Various other implications of the child and custodial parent moving
Usually, when relocation is contested, the court will appoint, or the parties will independently retain, a mental health professional to conduct an evaluation of the family to assist the court with the case. The evaluation process can be overwhelming. It is important to retain an attorney that can ease your stress and help you every step of the way.
Contact Lazor Rantas, PC
Relocation can be a tumultuous legal matter. Whatever your position, having the right law firm on your side is in your best interest. If you have further questions about relocation or child custody in general, click here for your free child custody guide and contact Lazor Rantas, PC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter with one of our experienced and skilled Chatham family law attorneys.