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Divorce and Family Relocation Trials:

In 2013 we tried a relocation case, where our client, the mother, was the primary parent pursuant to the final parenting plan and she was seeking to relocate the child to New Zealand for her job. The father objected and was seeking to be the child’s primary parent. The court permitted the mother to relocate the child because it would have been more detrimental to the child for him to be separated from his mother than for him to move to New Zealand and have a long distance relationship with his father. His father was in the military during many years of the child’s life and was frequently away from home. The parties had agreed in an earlier version of their parenting plan that the mother would be permitted to relocate the child due to her overseas work assignments.

 

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