After a divorce, an order is put in place which establishes your custody and visitation rights, as well as those of your ex-spouse. In the state of New Jersey, if you have children you cannot move out of state without first seeking a modification and getting court approval. Relocation within the state can be done at any time without permission, but a move which affects the other parent's child visitation rights and schedule requires the involvement of attorneys and the court.
At O'Sullivan Law Group, our Morris County family law attorney is highly skilled at handling relocation and move away requests. Call (973) 947-8699 to learn more.
If you are the one seeking to move away, the most efficient approach is to talk with your former spouse and come to an agreement. The court will still have to approve the relocation and your new agreement. However, they nearly always approve a move that has both parents’ consent as long as it keeps the best interest of your child in mind. If you can’t come to an agreement, you will have to go to court and obtain a judge’s permission.
You will also need to show that the relocation will not harm your children. Although that may seem simple enough, it is much easier said than done, which is why having a Morris County divorce and family lawyer to represent you is important. Our team has extensive experience with high conflict custody and move-away cases, and our law firm can be a valuable asset to have working for you in this situation.
Our Morris County divorce attorney also represents non-custodial parents seeking to preserve the status quo and the relationships they’ve worked hard to develop with their children. In these cases, we work with child psychologists, professional investigators, and others to aggressively challenge proposed relocations at every step of the process.
Would you like to discuss the details of your case with our firm? Please call (973) 947-8699 to set up an appointment.