One of the most devastating things for a parent to endure is to be named the noncustodial parent when it comes to determining custody. Even further exacerbated is a situation in which the custodial parent is granted permission to move to a location that is much further away than where the noncustodial parent is located, making it so they get to spend even less time together. It is important that a noncustodial parent knows his or her rights and still tries to foster a meaningful relationship between themselves and the child.
When your child moves far away, there is very little chance you will be able to continue with the same visitation schedule that you once had because it may be incredibly costly and time-consuming. Now that you won’t be able to see your child every other weekend, for example, you may want to request that the court allows you to spend longer periods of time with your child because they will be less frequent. You may want to consider requesting that the child spends their summer vacations with you or that you see them on certain holidays. Of course, it all depends on your particular situation and relationship with the child.
If you need any legal assistance in reconfiguring a visitation agreement after your child has moved away, contact an experienced family law attorney today.
Leslye M. Schlesinger is an experienced New City, NY collaborative divorce attorney and mediator serving Rockland and Westchester County. Ms. Schlesinger has over 30 years of experience. If you need her quality legal services, contact her New City office for a consultation.