New Jersey Child Custody Discusses Moving Your Child to Another State Before Divorce
As an experienced New Jersey Child Custody Attorney, I am often asked if a child can move to another start before the divorce is finalized. In New Jersey, you cannot remove a child from the state without the other parent either agreeing or having a court order.
If you, in fact, do remove a child out of the state without either the other parent’s permission or without a court order, an order to show cause could be filed by the other parent, and you could be forced to return the child or be subjected to federal kidnapping laws. You could also lose custody of the child.
Are you wondering if a child can move to another state before the divorce if finalized? If so, contact the experienced New Jersey Child Custody Attorney Brian Freeman.