FOLLOW US :
212-300-5196

The Divorce Lawyers You Need.

Read Our Reviews

Manhattan Relocation Lawyers

We are an elite law firm that provides results, and service, for our clients. We handle tough cases that require experience, excellence, and service, to win.

Our Mission

Every single client is treated like family.

We Work for You

You always work with a senior attorney the firm.

Who We Are

We're an excellent divorce law firm.

Schedule Consultation

Superior Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Welcome to the Spodek Law Group - a premier, and top rated, divorce law firm.





Hear From Our Clients

" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

" Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

Francis Anim
Read Our Reviews

Manhattan Relocation Lawyers

When a couple divorces or separates, a court will typically order the child to live with one parent – the custodial parent. The noncustodial parent is then assigned a visitation schedule with the children. When one parent decides to relocate, there are many legal details that must be addressed first. This can not only involve amendments to an existing custody agreement, but the relocation itself may need to be approved. If the noncustodial parent is strongly opposed to the relocation, it may take a compelling argument to convince the court that the move is what is best for the child.

Whether you are fighting for or against the move, a Manhattan relocation lawyer can help you identify what steps you need to take. The court’s primary concern will be how the move will affect your child. An experienced attorney can help you identify the best way to frame your argument with the court to get your desired outcome.

Reasons For Relocating

Before the court can make a decision regarding whether or not relocation is in the best interest of the child, a number of factors will be taken into account. These factors include:

  • The reason that the custodial parent wishes to relocate.
  • The reason that the noncustodial parent is opposed to the proposed relocation.
  • Enrichment and educational opportunities for the child at the current and proposed locations.
  • The history and quality of relationship each parent has with their child.
  • Current child custody and visitation orders and how well each parent has complied to the order.
  • Any advantages of the current custody and visitation arrangements.
  • The family support system available at both the existing and proposed locations.
  • The impact, positive or negative, that the move may have on the child.
  • Whether or not the court is able to establish a schedule that includes reasonable parenting time for both parents if the relocation is granted.
  • If the relocation requires one parent to travel in order to spend time with the child, lodging and travel expense are also taken into account.

Arguing Your Case

As the parent seeking relocation, you will need a solid plan. First, you’ll need to be able to prove to the court that you have a good reason for relocating. Acceptable reasons typically include things like work or remarriage. You will also have to prove that the move will benefit your children financially, emotionally and educationally. It may be advantageous to argue that the relocation would afford your children a better standard of living or give them access to better schools or educational programs that are not offered where you currently live. Next, you will need to be able to show the court how you intend to maintain the relationship your child currently has with the other parent.

If you are the parent that is contesting the relocation, it is advised that you take the opposite approach. The center of your argument should be that the move is unnecessary and that moving the children from their current environment would have a negative impact on their life and the relationship you’ve established with them. If the other parent says they are moving for a better job opportunity, you could argue that there are plenty of comparable jobs where they currently live. Similarly, if the other parent argues that they want to move to remarry, you could propose that the new spouse could be the one to move rather than moving the children further away from their friends and family.

No matter which side of the relocation issue you are on, you will also need to show that you have been an active part of your child’s life up to this point. This means taking full advantage of your visitation rights and paying child support as ordered. Also, if the court decides that it is in the child’s best interest for them to remain in New York, you should be prepared to accept full custody if the other parent insists on moving away.

How a Manhattan Relocation Lawyer Can Help

While relocation cases can be difficult, the goal is to find a way for both parties to maintain a meaningful relationship with their children. This means deciding which location is in their best interest. The Spodek Law Group has the knowledge and experience it takes to help successfully work toward a favorable resolution of your case.


Based on 362 reviews.
Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
Verified
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
Verified
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Verified
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Verified
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
Verified
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Verified
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
Verified
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

FREE CONSULTATION

Testimonials

Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

Our divorce lawyers provide superior service, and results, with a white glove touch that few others can deliver.

Get In Touch

Schedule Your Consultation

Los Angeles

555 W 5th St 35th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013

212-300-5196



get directions

Queens

35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106

212-300-5196



get directions

NYC

85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004

212-300-5196



get directions

Brooklyn

195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

212-300-5196



get directions

Call Us