Relocation raises significant child custody and visitation issues, especially if the relocation is out of state. If one parent is contemplating moving out of state, both parties should consider consulting with an experienced New York divorce lawyer. Relocation issues include physical custody of the child (or children), visitation, and child support.
As with child custody, relocation issues are optimally worked out between the parents, who are in the ideal position to determine what is in the best interest of their child and themselves. If the parents cannot agree, however, the courts will have to intervene to make that determination.