Toms River Child Relocation Attorney

Handling the Removal of Children From the State of New Jersey

At the law firm of Jennifer D. Armstrong, LLC, we have years of experience representing clients on either side of a child relocation issue. These are serious issues that have a large impact on a child and should be resolved in a way that suits the child's best interests.

We represent New Jersey residents residing throughout Ocean County, in Monmouth County and along the Jersey Shore in all types of family law issues, including child custody modification and relocation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Child Relocation and Move-Aways

Once a custody agreement has been established between two parents, it is essential that the terms of that agreement are upheld and abided by. However, many custodial parents may now find themselves needing to move out of state with their child. This has become increasingly necessary since the tragic events of Super Storm Sandy. In this situation, any removal of the child from New Jersey must be consented to by both parties, in writing, or handled and approved by the court with a formal Court Order being issued permitting the child's removal from the State of New Jersey.

It is important to note you cannot just move out of state with a child even if you have full/sole custody. Any changes made to the custody agreement must be made through the court. If they are not and you remove a child without seeking the prior approval of the court or the other party's permission, you may be held in contempt and ordered back to the State of New Jersey.

In some cases, gaining the approval of the courts and ultimately the modification of the custody or visitation arrangements may take some time. In these situations, it is important to seek the advice and guidance of a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to ensure all aspects of your case are handled in the manner required by the courts.

Preventing Relocation

It may be possible to block the removal of a child from the state in certain situations. However these proceedings may become contentious and may not be in the best interest of the child. Attorney Armstrong has extensive experience in these cases and can assist you in understanding what your rights are. She can also advise on what the possible outcomes of the case may be and what she would recommend in your situation to ensure the continuing health and well-being of your child.

If one party has unlawfully removed a child from the State of New Jersey without the other parties consent or Court Order there are options available to the noncustodial parent and those options may include that the child be immediately returned to the State of New Jersey, additional parenting time/visitation to the noncustodial parent or even modification of custody.If your child has been removed without your consent or Court Order contact Jennifer D. Armstrong, LLC for a consultation to learn more about your rights as a noncustodial parent.

Contact a Toms River Child Relocation Lawyer

For more information about how we handle removal cases, in addition to other family law matters such as child support modification, divorce or post-divorce decree modifications, please contact the law firm of Jennifer D. Armstrong, LLC, today. In addition to maintaining regular office hours, weekend and evening hours are available by appointment.