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FAMILY LAW: Relocation of Children to Another State






FREQUENT ISSUE IN FAMILY LAW: RELOCATION OF CHILDREN


Are you worried about your significant other relocating to another state with your child/children without your permission?


Do you know your rights when fighting for relocation of your child/children?


Usually the result of a divorce can force a parent or both parents to move to a different state. This can cause problems in parenting time and become a major issue. The N.J. child relocation legal standard (Bisbing v. Bisbing) focuses on the best interests of the child or children.


New Jersey courts take into consideration the following factors for relocation:


· The parents’ ability to agree, communicate, and cooperate in matters relating to the child


· The parents’ willingness to accept custody and any history of unwillingness to allow parenting time not based on substantiated abuse


· The interaction and relationship of the child with his or her parents and siblings


· Any history of domestic violence


· The safety of the child and the safety of either parent from physical abuse by the other parent


· The preference of the child, if of age, and capacity to reason so as to form an intelligent decision


· The needs of the child


· The stability of the home environment offered


· The quality and continuity of the child’s education


· The mental/emotional fitness of the parents


· The geographical proximity of the parents’ homes


· The extent and quality of the time spent with the child prior to or subsequent to the separation


· The parents’ employment responsibilities


· The age and number of children


How Can We Help?

If you have any questions about child relocation or want more information, contact one of our competent and experienced lawyers at Garcia Law. To schedule a consultation, contact us through our website or call (201) 340-2899.



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