Relocation After Divorce in New York
About Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender Divorces
When you need to move to another city or state in the period following your
divorce, the matter can be made far more complex if you have
child custody. The non-custodial parent can contest the relocation, and unless you secure
the approval of the court, you may have to choose between staying where
you are and relinquishing custody to the other parent. Hindin Deutsch,
P.C. can help you through this life-changing situation. Attorney Hindin
has earned the Super Lawyer rating, and with over 40 years of combined
experience, our firm can provide you with the aggressive and dynamic legal
representation you deserve. Having a premiere New York City divorce attorney
on your side can make a substantial difference in the outcome of the situation.
The custody and
visitation plan shared by you and your former spouse is not merely an agreement,
it is an official order from the judge, and it carries the force of law.
Before you can relocate with your children, you will have to petition
the judge for a
modification of court orders, providing clear and compelling evidence of why the move is necessary.
Whether you are relocating for employment, to be closer to family, or
if you merely want to make a new start, you must persuade the judge that
the move will be in the best interests of the children, and that it is
not merely an effort to deny the other parent's right to see them.
Relocating with Children after New York City Divorce
If the custodial parent has threatened to move away with your children,
we can help you with
enforcement of court orders to prevent the action. By demonstrating that the children would be better
off staying where they have grown up, with their school, friends and extended
family, you may be able to keep them close to home, or even have custody
awarded to you. Challenging a proposed move away can be especially important
in the context of
same-sex family law, as another state may not recognize your visitation or custody rights if
same-sex marriage is not yet legal there.