Divorce and moving

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

My brother and sister in law are in the midst of getting a divorce. She is talking about moving the three kids to long island. They currently live on Staten Island. Is there a mile limitation as to where a spouse can move?

State: 
New York

Answer: 

Your brother should speak to the court if the distance to the new residence will present a significant hardship and obstacle to visitation. Some jurisdictions consider anything under 150-100 miles to be “local” and others do not specify any set distance but evaluate each visitation circumstance individually. The court can impose limitations if they feel it is in the best interests of the children. – The Divorce.com Team

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