Is Moving In The Best Interests Of Your Child?

Are you interested in relocating and bringing your child with you? Has your former spouse told you that he or she is moving away with your child? What happens next can depend on the lawyer you get to represent you in a parental relocation matter.

At the law firm of The Colwell Law Group, LLC, we know exactly what steps to take to help you achieve your goals. We have more than 20 years of combined experience, which means that you can be confident that we have handled similar cases before.

To learn more about our experience handling relocation and child custody issues, schedule a consultation with an experienced New York custody relocation lawyer. Call 518-462-4242 or e-mail our family law office today.


How The Courts Look At Parental Relocation Cases

Our experience means that we understand what the courts look for when considering a parental relocation request. In determining whether the move is in the best interest of the child, the court asks:

  • Is the move a necessity for the child’s health?
  • Will the move enable the parent to obtain a higher income and better the child’s economic situation? Is the move an economic necessity?
  • What is the quality of the child’s relationship with each parent and how will the move affect these relationships?

We will work with you to have answers to these questions ready and a strategy for success in place.

Parental Relocation Alters Custody And Visitation Plans

Every parental relocation case presents unique challenges, based not only on the needs of the parents and the children involved, but on the move that is going to take place. In all likelihood, the move will prompt a modification of your current custody and visitation plans.

We will listen carefully to your goals and give you realistic feedback. Our attorneys will provide straightforward answers about your options and the potential outcomes of your case.

We will work closely with you to create an acceptable child custody and visitation plan to go along with your move.

For a consultation to discuss child custody and support issues when considering relocating, call us today at 518-462-4242 or contact our Albany office online.

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