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Dealing With Child Relocation Matters

When a child custody arrangement is in place, relocating the children to another city or state is not as simple as picking up and leaving. The move will affect the children’s relationship with the other parent. It may also affect their school, friends, activities and relationships with relatives. Generally, court permission is necessary for making a major move. When facing a dispute over child relocation, you need a strong advocate in New York to present a compelling case in court. Proven litigation skills are an essential ingredient for success.

If you are a Long Island parent seeking relocation, contact The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue. I am a veteran lawyer with 30 years of litigation experience. I offer zealous legal representation for parents seeking to relocate their children or to challenge the other parent’s proposed move. Whether your situation requires aggressive advocacy in court or strategic negotiation to obtain an out-of-court resolution, I can protect your rights and your relationship with your children.

What Goes Into A Winning Case

New York courts will look at a variety of factors to determine whether a proposed relocation is in the children’s best interests. Key considerations include:

  • The reasons for the move: Is this an ill-thought-out relocation based on a whim or an underhanded strategy to alienate the children from the other parent? Or, are there legitimate reasons for the move, such as job relocation, better schools or proximity to another family?
  • The impact on the children: Will the move completely uproot the children and detrimentally impact their emotional well-being? Or, will it lead to a better lifestyle and more solid relationships?
  • The effect on the other parent: Will the move completely impair the other parent’s ability to remain involved in the children’s lives? Has the other parent been meaningfully involved in their lives up until this point?

I have handled all types of relocation situations, and I know what goes into making a strong case. With more than 30 years of legal experience, I can effectively represent you.

Contact A Knowledgeable Attorney Now

For a candid assessment of your options regarding relocation issues, please send me an email or call my law firm, The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue, New York, at 631-654-9500. The initial consultation is free of charge. I am available throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Se habla español.