Relocating as a single parent is a bit more complicated than just packing up and hitting the road. 

Relocating to a new state is never easy. Not only do you have to pack up and move a long distance away, but you are starting a whole new life! However, as difficult as relocating is, relocating as a single parent is even more difficult. There are many things you should consider before making the decision to relocate as a single parent, and the following is a list from our child custody lawyer in Hauppauge of a few or them:

#1. Expect to go to family court.

Relocation and child custody are both incredibly complicated, emotional issues, and coming up with a solution that everyone can feel good about isn’t easy. That is why these issues are usually handled in family court.

#2. The well-being of the child is the number of consideration. 

Regardless of what your new life may hold in a new location, even if it is a good paying job, the well-being of the child will always be the number one consideration. That doesn’t mean that moving isn’t an option, you will just need to prove that it in the best interests of your child.

#3. Short-distance moves are more likely to be approved. 

If you must relocate, consider moving someplace that isn’t too far from the non-custodial parent. The further you plan to move, the more likely you are to have your move rejected.

Want to learn about more things to consider before relocating? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.