Child Relocation After Divorce
Child Relocation Lawyer in Pennsylvania
Langhorne Child Visitation Rights Attorney
In today's global society, people move more frequently than in the past. For divorced parents with minor children, moving away affects not only themselves, but their children and the other parent as well. When one parent wants to move to another town, another state or outside the country, it can interfere with even the most carefully drafted parenting and custody plan.
Did you know that in Pennsylvania and New Jersey you must either obtain the consent of the other parent or obtain a court order before you can move away with your child or children?
If you want to relocate with your child, or you oppose the other parent's request for child relocation, we can help. Call one of our Bucks County offices, or contact us online to schedule a daytime or evening appointment with experienced family law attorney Carla V. Risoldi at one of our offices in New Hope or Langhorne. We practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
When one parent desires to relocate — whether to another part of the state, out of Pennsylvania or New Jersey, whichever is applicable to your case, or outside the U.S. — the custody and visitation rights of the other parent must be considered.
When considering whether to allow child relocation after divorce, family courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will look at the best interests of the child or children. Some of the factors the judge will look at include:
- The relationship between the child and each of the parents
- The reasons why the custodial parent wants to move
- The reasons why the other parent opposes child relocation
- Advantages and disadvantages of the proposed move and the likely effect of the move on the child's quality of life
- Whether the move would limit or interfere with the other parent's custody and visitation rights
- The availability of an alternative visitation plan or an adjusted parenting schedule to allow the child to remain a relationship with the non-custodial parent
With nearly 23 years of family law experience, attorney Carla V. Risoldi is well equipped to represent you in any dispute over a parent's request to move away. She can review the facts of your case and explain how Pennsylvania's or New Jersey's laws would apply in your situation. She will advocate for your rights and interests while keeping you informed, involved and prepared for whatever comes next.
In certain move-away situations, a parent may want to request a change of custody in a request for modification.
Two Convenient Office Locations in Bucks County
Langhorne: 215-741-3700 | New Hope: 215-862-1900
Serving Clients in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Berks, Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania and beyond and throughout New Jersey
For answers to your questions about child relocation and changes of custody after divorce, please call or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our family lawyer.