The New Paltz, New York, law offices of Jonathan D. Katz has extensive experience representing custodial and non-custodial parents involved in family law matters relating to relocating a custodial child outside of the United States.International Child Custody Relocation Attorney and Child Custody Modification Lawyer
In general, family law judges are reluctant to approve of an international relocation petition unless it can be shown that the child will not be harmed by the separation from immediate contact with the other parent. Such considerations include:
Is the national government of relocation hostile to the United States government?
Does the culture provide educational and social opportunities that will enhance the child’s well-being?
Will the relocation result in a diminished income or standard of living for the custodial parent and child?
Will the non-custodial parent have the legal right and opportunity to visit the child in the country of relocation?
Will travel restrictions prevent the custodial child from making regular visits to the United States for time with the non-custodial parent?
I am New York family law attorney Jonathan Katz. My law firm is recognized as one of the preeminent family law firms serving clients with divorce, child custody and family law matters in Orange County, Dutchess County and communities throughout the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills region.
Custodial parent relocation issues are often contentious and frustrating for both parties. I use my experience and knowledge of local court expectations and rulings to seek sound, fair resolutions without the necessity of a costly, emotional court battle. Every parent wants to do what is best for his or her child. Issues involving international and out-of-state relocation are no different. I will work diligently toward a solution that protects the interests of your child and your family.Experienced Child Custody Representation for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parents
If you are involved in a child custody matter involving international custodial parent relocation — on either side of the issue — come to my law firm for straight answers and serious, focused advice and representation. From my offices in New Paltz, I work with clients on child custody matters throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills region. Contact me today.