Wellesley Relocation Lawyer
Proposed child relocations are among the most contentious and emotionally difficult family law cases. It may be possible to achieve a negotiated solution that enables the noncustodial parent to maintain an on-going relationship with the child. But these cases usually end up in litigation.
The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., is a firm with extensive experience in disputes involving parental relocations and child custody. We work to protect our clients’ rights and interests at all times, and to achieve solutions which are in the best interest of the child.
Attorney Lisa Ruggieri can discuss the issues in your case and possible legal strategies that could achieve your goals.
How Courts View A Proposed Parental Relocation
Under Massachusetts law, child custody and visitation matters are always resolved in what the court considers “the best interest of the child.” In determining whether to allow the relocation of a child, it will closely examine the reasons for the move and the effect the move-away will have on the child.
The proposed relocation must be for what the court perceives to be a legitimate reason, and not just an effort by the custodial parent to deny visitation rights to the noncustodial parent.
It will also review how the move will affect the child. It will consider such questions as:
- Will the child’s new school adequately provide for the child’s education?
- How will the child react to loss of contact with the other parent, grandparents, family members and friends?
- Will the new environment have a positive or negative effect on the child’s well-being?
- And many more
What We Can Do
The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., has undertaken much litigation in the field of child custody, relocation, visitation, and post-divorce matters such as modification of custody and child support orders.
We understand the legal issues involved in such cases and how courts view proposed relocations. We will argue your case forcefully and energetically. When necessary, we can utilize a child custody evaluation performed by a guardian ad litem to support your case.
The Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., knows that your relationship with your child is extremely important to you.
We will work diligently to protect your rights and achieve the right solution for you.