Preparing a home in the same neighborhood where your children currently live can help convey to the judge that you are being proactive in protecting their relationships with their friends and helping them stay established in their schools.
And whether or not you win physical custody, being close by means that considerations related to visitation will be much easier.
You should also insist on first right of refusal language, giving you priority if your spouse needs childcare assistance during their custody time.
The trade off of staying in the same neighborhood for your kids is that you may run into your spouse more often than you’d prefer, but most parents would agree that’s a small price to pay for a better and more consistent relationship with their kids.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help you get the custody agreement that works best for you and your kids.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Rochester child custody attorney.