Nassau County Child Relocation Attorney
Child Custody and Relocation
When the parents end their relationship and move to separate houses, the question of custody is often an issue. If the parents can't agree on the terms of custody, it usually falls on the court to make that decision. If you find yourself involved in child custody litigation, it's important to have legal counsel that is experienced in family law.
As a parent, you want what's best for your kids. The Long Island child custody lawyers at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC understand this and will fight for your rights as a parent.
There Are Two Primary Types of Child Custody
- Residential custody decides where the children live;
- Legal custody decides who gets to make decisions about the child's health, education and general welfare.
Residential custody could be sole or shared. Sole custody is when one parent gets residential custody of the kids. The issue of physical custody can become a problem moves far away, like to another city or state.
New York Laws
New York State has very specific laws regarding custody and relocation. Many states heavily favor the mother in custody decisions, but New York courts are gender neutral when considering custody. In custody decisions, the court will take two main elements into account: who is the primary caregiver, and what is in the child's best interests. If one of the parents plans on moving, the court will have to consider will the relocation substantially improve the child's life? The court will question how moving will affect the child economically, emotionally, and educationally. Other things the court will consider could include:
- How the move will affect the relationship between the child and the parent who stays behind
- Each parent's reasons for seeking or opposing the move
- The quality of the relationships between each parent and the child
- The impact relocation will have on the future relationship of the child and the parents
- The effect of relocation on extended family relationships
- Any other reasonable impacts to the child's wellbeing
Need Assistance with a Difficult Child Custody Issue?
As you might know, custody and relocation cases can become very emotional and often difficult. You should always keep in mind that your child's best interests are your main concern. Hiring strong legal representation can secure your parental rights while hopefully reducing the case's negative impact on your children.
Speak with our Nassau County NY Child Relocation Lawyers
At the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC we understand the personal relationship between parent and child is one of the most important in life. We want to help you preserve this relationship so you can nurture it for years to come. Our expert Long Island family law team has helped many families struggling through complicated child custody and relocation cases. Call us today at (516) 227-5353 to talk about your case. A child is a precious thing and you want to do all you can to stay involved in their life. Let us help you.
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