With the evergrowing expense of living in New Jersey, everyday people are seeking to relocate to other states for better opportunities and to take advantage of the lower costs of living. With the help of a New Jersey Custody Lawyer and New Jersey Relocation Attorney, this can become a reality. New Jersey Parents who have sole and/or residential custody of their children have the right to be happy, period. Part of that happiness depends on the jobs available to them, the cost of living, the opportunities available to the children, the safety of the community, where their new spouse can be employed and beyond. With that in mind, New Jersey custodial parents have the right to relocate to another state over the objection of the non-custodial parent under certain conditions.
ONCE CUSTODY HAS BEEN DETERMINED IN NEW JERSEY, THE CUSTODIAL PARENT IS THE BOSS
Once child custody has been determined in New Jersey, whether in Hudson County, Essex County, or beyond, an order is an order and with that order, you have the daily responsibility to take care of your child and to seek the best for that child. One thing that many parents are facing is that the cost to live in New Jersey has continued to skyrocket over the years. People are questioning, why are they paying $17,000 on property taxes, why should they live in areas that violence is still pervasive or why should I stay in Hoboken when I can earn the same money in Chicago where the cost of living is much less? Well you don’t have to. You have the right to seek a better life elsewhere.
CRITICAL FACTORS IN BEING ABLE TO RELOCATE YOUR NEW JERSEY CHILD OUT OF STATE
I was fortunate to “make my bones” before some of the leading New Jersey Family Court Judges including: Judge Maureen Sogluizzo, Judge Donald Kessler, Judge Daniel D’Alessandro, Judge Maureen Mantineo and Judge Adam Jacobs. From them I crafted a very effective style in getting people approved to relocate. Some of the most critical factors are:
- The move must be made in good faith. The move cannot be made to block the other parent’s parenting time or their bond.
- The custodial parent must offer a proposed parenting plan.
- The custodial parent must continue to foster the bond between the child and non-custodial parent.
- Can the non-custodial parent move?
THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING WITH A SKILLED NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
The Courts of New Jersey follow the rules of the courts regardless if you are a lawyer or not. The Judges will not feel bad for you if you do not know or follow the rules, they will dismiss your case. Once you make a bad impression with a Judge, it is close to impossible to undue. There are excellent family law attorneys available throughout New Jersey. I suggest if you are serious about relocating out of New Jersey with your child, you hire an attorney to get the job done. Aside from that, I wish you the best of luck in achieving the life you want whether in New Jersey or not.