Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court in the case of Bisbing v. Bisbing abandoned its previous holding establishing a lenient standard for custodial parents seeking to permanently relocate with the child to another state. Instead, both parents will be on equal footing and the Court will determine the dispute solely pursuant to the best interests of the child.

This is a sea change that many of us in the legal community have been expecting ever since the social science underlying the previous standard was discredited.

New Jersey parents be advised!