What will the Court Consider in Deciding whether I can Move Out-of-State with my Child?

The court considers a wide array of factors in evaluating whether the child moving out of state is appropriate, with the best interests of the child as the primary factor. The court will look at, among other issues: • what advantages relocation would bring for the parent and child; whether the relocation is being made in good faith, and not for purpose of frustrating the other parent’s relationship with the child; and the ability of the other parent to continue to exercise parenting time with the child and comply with any parenting or support orders.