Not without the court’s approval. When New York Family Court hears cases about relocation with children after a divorce, it weighs various factors to determine which option is in the best interest of the child.
Maintaining a close and loving relationship with their other parent will be one element the court evaluates, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prevail with your intention to move.
The way to persuade the court, especially if your former spouse isn’t supportive of the action, is to show that your life in a new state will provide you an enhanced ability to give your children a strong financial, educational, and stable environment where they can grow and thrive. Moving for a new job, a new marriage, or to be closer to a strong network of family are good arguments for your child’s best interests.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer understand what a judge needs to know in order to approve out of state relocation.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 and talk to a Rochester child custody lawyer for free.