Dutchess County Relocation Lawyer

Move-Away Cases & Modifying Custody Orders

Life can come at you from any number of angles and at any time, no matter how prepared you might be. After finalizing your divorce and settling important child custody and visitation agreements, you could learn that you or your ex-spouse needs to move away and relocate, complicating matters all over again. For the trusted guidance you need to solve this new problem as efficiently as possible, contact our Dutchess County move-away lawyers from the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC.

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Relocation Rules in New York

Relocation is technically a roundabout way to modify child custody agreements. No matter how it concludes, one spouse will be seeing the child more often and the other spouse will experience less parenting time than before. Due to the serious impacts relocation can have on a family, including the child’s life and well-being, New York State courts will only permit relocation under certain circumstances.

If the relocating parent has primary custody, they will need to show the court their relocation is for necessary reasons, such as:

  • Gainful employment opportunity
  • Safety reasons or concerns
  • Treating an illness (“fresh air prescription”)
  • Starting a new business

Even when an important qualification is met, the child will only be relocated if the arrangement benefits them. If a child has made strong ties to other children within their community, or would be significantly upset due to spending less time with their noncustodial parent, the relocation could be denied. Divorce rules, including relocation, often come down to what is in the child’s own best interests.

Time is of the Essence – Contact Us Today

If you know that you or your ex-spouse needs to relocate, you must act quickly to start formulating your argument one way or the other. A lack of preparation could be tantamount to handing the decision completely to your ex, who likely will not do what is right for you. Set up your case evaluation with our Dutchess County parental relocation attorneys today to get started.


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