What a Move May Mean for the Child

In our highly mobile society, the geographical relocation of one parent following separation or divorce is increasingly prevalent. Unless the parents agree to a relocation plan, permission for one of the custodial parents to relocate and the terms and conditions of the subsequent parenting plan become a matter for the courts. Relocation creates a situation in which there is a potential for catastrophic trauma to the affected children from the loss of a parent. The best parenting plans recognize this problem and seek to reduce the risks of serious harm.

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