Long Island Attorneys for Post-Divorce Relocation

Aggressive representation that asserts your parental rights

Custodial parents often have no idea that one day they may want to relocate. Yet years later, they are faced with prospects of a new job, better cost of living or other positive factors that make them want to move. It seems that each year, one in 40 of the firm's clients want to go to Georgia, Florida, North Carolina or Arizona. We have clients going elsewhere in the USA and even overseas. At Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C., our custody lawyers fight for our clients and their rights to custody of their children.

Most child custody agreements have a radius clause, requiring parents to continue living within 35 to 50 miles. However, many divorced parents feel that if they have sole custody, or there is no radius clause, they can relocate at will. Not true. Under the controlling case law of Tropea v. Tropea, you must present your case for relocation to the family court.

Petitioning for your relocation off Long Island or out of New York State

You must satisfy the family court on specific points of law and factual elements in order to relocate. Many people attempt to go into court on their own. Big mistake. If you’re asking the court to re-write your child custody provisions, you want to present yourself as a responsible parent. Appearing in court without experience or effective counsel, you run the risk of giving the opposite impression. Speaking to a skilled post-divorce lawyer can make all the difference between success and failure.

An experienced family law attorney can make the difference

Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. has succeeded in hundreds of relocation cases at initial family court hearings and on appeal in the Appellate Division. Salamone & Associates can help you prove:

  • The relocation will not substantially interfere with the non-custodial parent
  • It is in the best interest of the child

Our firm is well-known for our ability to help clients relocate, and conversely, to stop relocation. We know both sides of this complex and evolving legal matter. If you feel that your ex-spouse’s intention to relocate will adversely impact your relationship with your children, we can help.

Our recent victories in relocation cases have won us great notoriety

In the Appellate Division, our firm's cases have rewritten the law on relocation. We’ve succeeded in getting local court decisions overthrown and setting new precedent. Our cases are quoted daily by judges and attorneys.

The Appellate Division recently granted a relocation appeal argued by our founder, Bryan L. Salamone, Esq. In a ground-breaking decision, the court recognized that "economic necessity ... may present a particularly persuasive ground for permitting the proposed move." This case is reported in Appellate Division publications and cited by judges to support their opinions.

Contact our aggressive attorneys for urgent attention to your relocation issue

Contact Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. online for a free initial consultation with one of our skilled post-divorce relocation attorneys. If your case is urgent, call us immediately at 631.424.3597.