Q: My court order limits me from moving outside of Monroe county and my spouse was offered a job in NC, are there options?
My custody and visitation order between my daughters father and I states that I can't move outside of Monroe County, however my wife has been offered a job at a prison in North Carolina. I was wondering if there was a way to request an adjustment to my order and what the chances are that the judge would allow me to move my family to North Carolina. I currently have joint custody, do not receive any sort of child support, and my daughter's father sees her every other weekend (when it suits him).
A: You can certainly request the court for custody modification, however, like you said will the court/judge approve it? This depends on the lawyer you hire and the details of the case. Many lawyers will be so quick to say yes, Hire me, I can get the job done, asking for a retainer before even looking at the case. So you have to choose a lawyer that knows whats involved and what they will be doing and not be experimenting with your case. We assist with many out-of-state clients and parents with custody issues within and out of the state of New York.
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