Court changes rules for divorced parent who wants to leave N.J. with child

TRENTON — The state Supreme Court reversed nearly two decades of law in a landmark decision on Tuesday by setting a new standard when it comes to the relocation of children in divorce cases.

The court ruled in the 2015 case that divorced parents who want to leave New Jersey against the other parent’s wishes must prove that the move is in the child’s best interests, keeping the focus on the child.

Previously, the child’s interests were considered, but the focus was on whether the move would “cause harm” to the child, according to the ruling.

Matheu D. Nunn, the attorney for the father who …read more

Source: Morris

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