When a parent with custodial rights wishes to move a child to a distant location, that parent must first either gain the consent of the other parent or obtain a court order permitting the move. Such cases can generate intense emotions and result in contentious litigation.
At LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC, in Freehold, our attorneys have a record of success in litigation involving proposed child relocations. Having handled many cases of this type, we understand the standard of proof that judges demand and how to gather evidence in support of our clients' cases.
Whether you wish to relocate with a child or prevent such a move, we can represent you.
What Questions Will The Court Ask?
New Jersey courts make all child custody decisions in based on what they perceive to be the "best interest" of the child. Presenting relevant evidence and arguments in a compelling way can therefore make a difference in the courts' decision.
Some of the questions the court will want answered include the following:
- Does the relocating parent want to move for good faith reasons?
- Is the proposed move for the purposes of punishing the other parent or depriving the parent of their rights?
- Will the child have adequate schooling and access to health care in the new location?
- Will the move unduly limit the other parent's ability to spend time with the child?
- How will the child's social relationships with other family members be affected?
Experienced Family Law Litigation Lawyers
In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a reasonable visitation plan for the nonrelocating parent. Our firm has accomplished this on behalf of clients in numerous cases.
However, it is quite likely that the case will be resolved by a judge. Our lawyers are skilled at developing persuasive evidence in such cases. We will vigorously represent you, working tirelessly to protect your parental rights.
Contact Our Attorneys
To discuss a case involving a proposed child relocation, call LaRocca Hornik Rosen Greenberg & Patti LLC at 732-246-2112 or contact us online. We serve clients in Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and throughout central New Jersey.