Do You Have The Right To Move With Your Child?

Parental rights are a sensitive subject for divorced parents or those who never married. This issue can be a major factor in situations involving a parent who wants to move with his or her child. If you have plans to relocate, it may be prudent to first discuss the impact on your child and your current custody arrangement with our attorney. James Cuddy of The Law Offices of James A. Cuddy, LLC, has been helping Connecticut families address custody-related concerns for over 20 years.

Parental relocation can be complex, especially when one parent disputes the need to relocate with his or her child. We can help you understand your options and pursue your desired outcome. Our Shelton law firm takes pride in offering straightforward and honest guidance to our clients, and you can rely on our commitment to providing easy-to-understand, knowledgeable counsel for parents facing complex post-divorce custody concerns.

The Best Interests Of The Child

When parental relocation cases go before a Connecticut family law court, the primary consideration will be the best interests of the child. When one parent wants to relocate and the other parent does not want his or her child to move, the court must decide what is ultimately most beneficial for the child. Some of the factors considered include:

  • The developmental and emotional needs of the child, as well as the parent's ability to meet those needs
  • The impact a move could have on the child's education and social interaction
  • The effect a relocation could have on the current custody arrangement and the relationship with the other parent
  • The impact a move could have on the desires of the child

The intent of Connecticut laws regarding parental relocation is to shield children from unnecessary harm. This often means preserving the relationship the child has with his or her other parent and providing both stability and continuity of lifestyle. By carefully evaluating your case, we can help you understand how the law applies to your specific situation and what legal options may be available to you. We help Shelton parents who have concerns regarding their parental rights, custody options, changes to custody orders and more.

Discover Your Options Today

Do not delay in getting the straightforward guidance you need. You can have an assessment of your case at no cost or obligation to you. Call toll-free at 866-785-4409 or locally at 203-583-8256, or complete the online contact form for an appointment with our lawyer.