New Jersey Child Custody Relocation Attorney
Lawyers Handling Child Removal/Relocation Concerns
In today’s modern world, people are constantly on the move, frequently relocating for employment opportunities or family matters. It is rare for a child to spend their entire youth in the same town, let alone the same state. However, when divorced or unmarried parents have a child custody agreement in place, relocation can present serious legal issues.
At Hanan M Isaacs, in Kingston, New Jersey, we have represented mothers and fathers with child custody and relocation concerns for more than 35 years. Whether you are a custodial parent seeking relocation or a non-custodial parent wanting to preserve your parenting time, we will work with you toward achieving a viable solution.
“Admittedly, the thought of needing legal counsel was overwhelming. Upon entering Hanan Isaacs’ law office, my fears were immediately placed at ease by his polite staff. The staff was attentive, sharp, and apparently stellar.” – Jasmine
Child Custody and Parenting Time
In New Jersey, both parents must consent to permanent out-of-state relocation. If they cannot reach an agreement through negotiation or mediation, the matter will proceed to private arbitration or family court. The arbitrator or court will carefully consider multiple factors when deciding upon the proposed relocation, including:
- The distance of the proposed move
- The reasons for the proposed move
- The good faith of the party proposing or opposing the move
- The adverse impact on the children of the proposed move
- Advantages for the moving parent and children in the proposed move
- The ability (or lack of ability) of the resisting parent to relocate to the place of the proposed move
The courts are most concerned about the best interests of the child. The general consensus is that a child benefits the most from having both parents remain a constant presence in his or her life. However, it is not uncommon for judges to permit relocation, upon terms that will maintain strong ties between the removed children and their remaining parent. To successfully contest a proposed removal of children, the resisting parent must show that the proposed removal will cause severe harm to the children. To read the most important New Jersey case regarding Child Removal/Relocation, click here.
Protecting Your Parental Rights
Whether you are looking to move out-of-state or you are a parent who opposes such a move, it is extremely important to protect your legal rights. Our firm works with you to set achievable child custody and relocation goals and then strives to meet them.
Our firm assists clients with Child Removal/Relocation and all related matters, including:
- Family law
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Divorce and dissolution of civil unions
- Alimony/spousal support
- Custody & Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Modifications and Enforcement
- Domestic Violence
- Equitable Distribution
Contact Hanan M Isaacs
Please contact our Somerset County law firm at 609-683-7400 toll-free to arrange a consultation. We accept credit cards and offer general appointments from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, or pre-arranged evening appointment times.