Parental Relocation In New York Custody Agreements

Society is more mobile than ever before. This means that after a family separates there is a greater chance the custodial parent may want to move with the children out of state or a great distance away from the other parent. This presents a conflict, because the parent who has access (visitation) may not want to lose close contact with the children.

Located in Buffalo, New York, the attorneys at Venzon Law Firm PC have successfully represented both custodial and noncustodial parents in relocation cases for more than 30 years.

Courts have stated that visitation is the right of both a parent and child, and Venzon Law Firm PC has the ability to assist you in these relocation proceedings.

Best Interests Factors In New York

If a parent contests the relocation of the children, a legal proceeding is the only way to prevent the children from moving and to protect the parent-child relationship.

The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, has held that the right of a custodial parent to relocate away from his or her former community and the noncustodial parent should be based on the best interests of the child.

When considering the impact of relocation, courts continue to examine factors that bear on the best interests of children, including the following:

  • Reasons of each parent for, and against, relocation
  • Quality of relationship between a child and the noncustodial parent, and impact of relocation on that bond
  • Necessity of relocation, for economic, health, relational or other reasons, including those that bolster and stabilize a post-divorce family unit
  • The emotional, academic, social and physical needs of a child

When considering or resisting a move, consult the experienced custody relocation lawyers at Venzon Law Firm PC.

Skilled Help With Relocation Custody Cases In New York

With a wealth of experience in all aspects of relocation, the Buffalo, New York, relocation lawyers at Venzon Law Firm PC offer each client committed and compassionate representation. Contact us today at 716-262-8282.