Relocation and Custody

Divorce Attorney Serving Hamden & New Haven County

A divorce can put an intense emotional strain on a family, lasting well after the separation has been officially completed. In many cases, recently divorced spouses will seek a fresh start to their lives by relocating to a new area. When a divorced parent wishes to move away with their children, custody arrangements will usually need to be modified with court approval. If you are in need of a custody modification to due to relocation, the experienced Hamden and New Haven County child custody attorneys at Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, P.C. can guide you through the process and protect your rights as a parent.

Our firm stands apart for the following reasons:

  • More than 60 years of combined legal experience
  • Named Best of New Haven Living in 2013 and 2014
  • Personalized, compassionate approach
  • Powerful courtroom presence

Get started towards retaining top-notch representation today – call (203) 687-4050.


Requirements for “Move Away” Cases

In order for a parent to legally move away with their child, they must receive either permission from the other parent, or court approval. For the courts to approve a custody modification for relocation, the parent must fulfill three requirements as dictated by the state.

A parent must be able to show the following:

  • The relocation is for a legitimate purpose
  • The location chosen is reasonable to fulfill this purpose
  • The move aligns with the best interests of the child

The court will make their decision based on the impact that the move will have on the existing parenting plan, and the quality of the relationship between the child and each parent. Additionally, the economic benefits and consequences of a move will also be considered. These scenarios can quickly turn into complex ordeals, making it extremely important that a parent retain trusted legal help in the event that relocation is desired.

Helping Connecticut Families Since 1950

At Goldblatt, Marquette & Rashba, P.C., we are ready to represent your interests and advocate on your behalf, regardless of which side of the relocation dispute you occupy. We understand how precious your children are to you, and we are prepared to do everything we can to help you maintain an active presence in their lives. With the assistance of one of our trial-tested Hamden family lawyers, you can rest easy knowing that your rights are in good hands.

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