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Can You Relocate After Divorce?

The circumstances of your life are always subject to change. Following a divorce, you or your ex-spouse may find it necessary to move far away, due to a job offer or any other reason. This will obviously have an impact on your child custody agreement.

At the law firm of Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C., our lawyers help protect the rights of parents who are seeking a move or those who oppose such a move. We offer personal attention that each client deserves and needs to successfully resolve their case.

We will work to reach a positive resolution for both you and your children. Contact our attorneys online, or call our Jersey City office at 201-793-7739, our West Caldwell office at 973-200-4892 or our Bayonne office at 201-793-7739.

Moving Within The State Of New Jersey

For the most part, if you are planning on moving elsewhere within New Jersey, you do not need to seek court approval nor the approval of your former spouse. However, a move from the northern end of the state to the southern end may compromise your ability to meet your child custody obligations as agreed on at the time of your divorce. If this is the case, our attorneys can help you seek a modification to your custody agreement.

Interstate Relocation And Child Custody

If you or your former spouse is seeking a move outside the state, consent from the parent who is staying is required. If consent is not granted, then the court must grant approval for the move. In order to get court approval, the parent must show that it is in the best interest of the child.

Our legal team has extensive experience protecting the parental rights of those on either side of the issue. We are committed to helping you find a solution with a minimal emotional impact to your children.

Contact Our Child Custody Lawyers

We are prepared to help you with all of your child custody matters. Contact us online to schedule an appointment, or call us at one of our offices (locations and phone numbers listed above).