Child Relocation after DivorceCustody and Parenting Time Issues

In today’s ever-increasingly mobile society, change is inevitable. Your employer may ask you to relocate for a promotion or you may find a better job in a different city or state. Or, you might be far from your family and need their financial and emotional support, not to mention free babysitting! However, if you are a parent and you want to move out of New Jersey with your child, or even if you are a pregnant mother, you can’t move from the state of New Jersey without the permission of the other parent or permission from the court. If you do, you can face criminal charges of interference with a custodial relationship or even kidnapping. You can be forced to move back and you can even lose custody of your child. If you are involved in a situation where you or your former spouse would like to relocate, we can help.

At the Law Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco, we have dedicated our practice exclusively to the resolution of family law matters since 1988. We know how difficult and emotionally draining it can be to work through custody and visitation challenges. We offer compassionate, but aggressive representation that you can trust. We’ll take the time to learn the unique circumstances of your situation, as well as your goals and objectives, so that we can concentrate our efforts on getting the outcome you want. We’ll carefully explain the law and process, as well as your options and chances of success, so that you always have realistic expectations.

Whenever possible, we’ll seek to negotiate a resolution for your dispute, so that you won’t incur needless expense or spend weeks or months waiting for your life to return to normal. However, if we are unable to get cooperation from your former spouse, we are always willing and able to go to court to protect your interests.

Protecting Your Custody Rights in Relocation Proceedings

Whether you are the parent seeking to relocate or the one resisting the move, we stand ready to help. The law regarding relocation has changed in recent years, making it more challenging to obtain permission from the courts. There are many reasons you may want to move out of the area: a job opportunity, to be closer to family, have a lower cost of living or better quality of life – to name just a few. We will first attempt to obtain consent from the other parent by working with you to put together a new parenting plan designed to give your children meaningful access to and time with both parents. If that fails, we will work tirelessly to present the strongest case possible to convince the court this move is in your children’s best interest and obtain your desired result.

If you are a non-custodial parent and the other parent wants to move away, we’ll fight to protect your relationship with your children. We will seek to work out a solution that is in the best interests of your children, whether that means working out a new and comprehensive parenting plan to ensure your relationship with your children remains strong or vigorously fighting in court to keep your children.

Contact Our Hackensack Office

To schedule a free, 30 minute telephone consultation to discuss your concerns, call or e-mail us today.

Emails are always returned by the next business day and typically before the day is over. Phone calls will always be returned by the next business day or sooner. We’ll be at your side every step of the way.

At the Law Offices of Kelly Berton Rocco, we have focused our practice exclusively on family law and divorce since 1988. We are located in Hackensack and serve Bergen County, Hudson County, Morris County, Passaic County & Essex County as well as the cities of Ridgewood, Paramus, Oradell, GlenRock, Wyckoff, Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, River Edge, Franklin Lakes, Saddle River & Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Planning College Expenses for Families of Divorce
Planning College Expenses for Families of Divorce
Helping You Plan for Your Child’s College Education For more than 40 years, New Jersey has been at the forefront...
Father Rights
Father’s Rights
Maybe you’ve been the stay-at-home dad during the marriage or perhaps your work schedule has been more flexible or has...
Modification and Enforcement
Modification & Enforcement
It happens all the time. During the divorce process, you set up custody and parenting time arrangements, or you establish...