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Relocations & Move-Aways


Brooklyn Child Custody Relocations Attorney

Few post-divorce issues are as contentious and emotional as those involving a custodial parent’s desire to relocate with his or her children. The custodial parent may want to move away because of a job offer, or because he or she simply wants to start a new life. The noncustodial parent may be fearful that he or she will not be allowed the time to enjoy a quality relationship with the children.

Are you a custodial parent who wants to relocate with your child or children? Are you a noncustodial parent who opposes the relocation? Talk to a divorce lawyer in Brooklyn who will offer you reasonable, understanding legal guidance. Contact my law firm to schedule your consultation.

I Offer Feasible Solutions to You and Your Children

The Law Office of Virginia Geiss offers practical family law solutions. In child custody and visitation agreements, practicality is applied on many levels. And, when requests for modifications arise, this practicality goes a long way toward resolving intense issues involving the children. Relocations and move-aways are often presented as parent pitted against parent. However, each parent must remember that the best interests of the children must be ― and will be ― considered and upheld in each situation.

The courts will consider many factors prior to approving a child custody modification based on relocation. These factors will adhere to the best interests of the children and can include the following:

  • Parent’s reason for wanting to move
  • Parent’s reason for opposing the move
  • Quality of the relationships between the child and each parent
  • Impact on future contact between child and noncustodial parent
  • Impact on the quality of the contact between child and noncustodial parent
  • Improvements to the child’s life due to the move

As your attorney, I can assist you in meeting your goals. I represent parents who are seeking to move and parents who oppose the move. I also handle other matters, such as child support modifications, that can be affected by the decisions.

Contact me to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, I offer day and evening appointments at my Brooklyn law office. I promptly return phone calls and e-mails, even outside of normal business hours. I will be accessible to you for the entirety of your case.