Connecticut Post-Judgment Custody Issues - Parent Relocation During and After Divorce
Devoted parents should be encouraged to establish and nurture healthy relationships with their children. Likewise, in most cases, children deserve to have both parents close by to share in their day-to-day events and momentous occasions. When a custodial parent moves, the consequences can have profound effects on both the children and the parent left behind. Connecticut law has changed to reflect the reality that parents should not be permitted to separate children from other loving family members unless they can prove that it is in the children's best interests to do so.
Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC was founded in 1982 on the philosophy that through perseverance and knowledge, we can accomplish the vital goals of our clients. We think outside the box to produce the desired results. In some cases, we helped shape the laws through legislative action and case law to achieve justice for parents and children.
Aggressive litigators and legislative advocates
Our team of family law litigators has established important precedents in child custody cases. When we recognize that the law is ambiguous or unfair, we are prepared to fight for crucial statutory revisions. In the Ireland v. Ireland trial, we successfully stopped the custodial parent from relocating, which would have affected the child’s relationship with our client. In response to the Connecticut Supreme Court’s reversal of the decision, we wrote position papers to the Connecticut State Bar and testified for a law that required courts to consider children’s best interest in relocation decisions. Connecticut judges and family law attorneys regularly rely on the updated relocation laws to ensure that children and parents are treated fairly in the courts.
Learn more about how our Connecticut custody lawyers can assist you in relocation cases
Retain competent lawyers if the other parent is seeking to move your child to a distant location or if you are attempting to move with your child to better conditions. We understand how to gather the necessary information and marshal the facts relating to a relocation. For more information about the law and strategies, call the Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC Westport office at 203-227-7301 or our Greenwich office at 203-869-7277 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.