White Plains Child Relocation Attorney

When a parent seeks to relocate, he or she demonstrates that the move is what is in the best interest of the child(ren).

The issue is not whether or not a relocation is more feasible for a parent. A key consideration in determining whether a move is in a child's best interests is the degree of interference that the relocation will cause with the relationship with the other parent.

While preservation of the relationship with both parents is paramount, a court will also consider other factors that might inform a decision in a particular case.

Those factors can include:

  • Proximity to health facilities
  • Financial security
  • Social interests
  • Educational opportunities
  • Proximity to other family members

Each one of these issues is nuanced, complex and context-driven.

It is also important to note that in the case of New York law there is no particular distance that defines a relocation (as opposed to a local move) or that defines an acceptable relocation.

It is absolutely critical to retain the most experienced lawyer you can find so that you present an effective case for or against an application for relocation.

We at Carton & Rosoff PC have been working on some of New York's most serious relocation cases for nearly 30 years. As attorneys, we are prepared to help you reach an ideal resolution if you are faced with relocation issues. Our experience provides us with insight about the manner in which the courts consider and weigh the relocation factors. This knowledge, combined with our comprehensive understanding of case law and a commitment to deeply understand all client issues, enables us to provide highly effective representation.

This approach to family law has helped thousands of clients reach best possible outcomes. We are ready to help you do the same.

To discuss parent relocation or any other family law issue in an initial consultation with one of our White Plains child relocation lawyers, call 914-949-6700 or email the firm.