Q: I have been the primary caregiver to my child since her birth. Visitation right are not exercised for 2 years. There are multiple violations of payment for child support. I have in mind to file for Sole custody and termination of visitations. I am curious about relocation because I am soon to graduate college and would like to have freedom in expanding my job search outside of NY state in order to benefit living conditions for my child. I would not like to be bothered by relocation case upon receiving a decent job offer outside of NY state.
A: David’s Answer: “Relocation” is almost never an issue unless it purports to interfere with the non-custodial parent’s access rights. Thus, if your planned move was within the greater NYC area, I wouldn’t see an issue in any event. If it’s going to be greater than that, then the best course of action is to either get the father’s express permission or a Judge’s order permitting the move. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.