Relocation & Custody in New York

Mother who Absconds with Child is Forced to Return to New York

Relocation issues within New York State or out of State are complex and extremely stressful events for parents or children. Our child custody and relocation lawyers at Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP represent clients in Westchester County and all surrounding counties in the Family Court of New York State.

If you are considering moving (relocating) or want to prevent a parent from moving (relocating) call our office for a free legal consultation. Not speaking with a top custody and relocation attorney can have negative consequences on your parental rights should you relocate with child or allow a parent to relocate with the child.

Relocation & Custody Case in Yonkers Family Court

Recently, a client of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP presented with a shocking custody/relocation case. In that matter the child was living with the father when the mother, under the guise of a weeklong trip, relocated with the child to an unknown location in the State of Texas. The father found out the mother had no intention of returning to New York and had enrolled the child in school in Texas. The father immediately contacted our office for help. We quickly developed a legal strategy to have the child returned to the father in New York.

Within hours we had the necessary petitions filed with the Yonkers Family Court in Westchester County to have the child returned to New York and for the father to have full custody. The Yonkers Family Court Judge Ordered the parents and the child to the Yonkers Family Court days later.

In court, the mother's only strategy was to make allegations of domestic violence and physical abuse against the child as her reason for leaving New York. After arguments before the judge it was clear that none of these allegations could be substantiated. Our top custody/relocation lawyers argued to the judge that this was an attempt by the mother to justify her actions and obtain custody but her claims were not credible without a shred of proof.

After lengthy arguments the child was returned the father and properly enrolled in school in Yonkers. It was clear that the mother could reside wherever she wanted but she was not going to be able to take the child with her as the father had custodial and parental rights.

This case could have had an entirely different outcome if the father did not act quickly to establish his parental rights. It is always advisable to speak with a top custody/relocation lawyer as soon as you learn of a potential or existing relocation issue.

At the law office of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP we always aggressively fight for our client's rights and their goals. This case is a great example of a custody/relocation issue that regularly comes into our office. We are always available to help and make ourselves available on nights or weekends as major problems rarely arise between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Top Westchester County Custody and Relocation Lawyers

The top custody and relocation lawyers always give good long lasting advice we go above and beyond in every case and remain available to discuss issues as they arise months or even years after the case is over.

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Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP

At the law firm of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP our only goal is to protect our client's rights, interests and obtain their goals. We are passionate about all of our client's matters and provide vigorous representation centered on sound legal advice.

If you or a loved one has a custody and relocation dispute or any family court matter in Westchester or the surrounding counties call our office for a FREE initial consultation. We will take the time to discuss you case, your options and how we can help. Call (914) 946-4808 or send us an e-mail.