In general, the courts are reluctant to allow a custodial parent to move beyond a certain radius from the child’s residents if such move will interfere with the other parents ability to develop a meaningful relationship with the child.
. In recent years, however the courts have been somewhat more receptive to the idea of a custodial parents moving, especially if it is not too far away from the original home, if the custodial parent can provide a good reason why is in the best interests of the child to move. Providing the child with a strong family setting with someone who cares for him, especially when the move is still within the city limits, may be entertained by a receptive judge. The decision will be left to the judge’s discretion.
I strongly suggest that you call may at 212-370-1660 to arrange for me to meet with both you and your husband to try to mediate this issue and try to settle it outside of the court, which is really the best way to deal with this problem.
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions