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Moving, child custody and the challenges you might face

When most people want to move, they do so without having to ask the court. That isn't the case when the person who is moving has a child custody agreement and the move would take the child far away from the other parent. In our previous blog post, we discussed that issue as it pertained to two Canadian children and their father in Russia.

Child custody cases that involve moves are always rather difficult. The court can't focus on the reason for the move as it pertains to the parents. Instead, the court has to consider how the move will impact the child. If the move is in the best interests of the child, the court will likely give the go-ahead, but if it isn't in the child's best interest, that isn't likely.

We know that it is easy to get emotionally involved when your child is the one who might be moving. Whether you are the parent who wants to move or the other parent, we are here to help you learn about what your options are. We can discuss the possibilities with you so that you can make a choice that is based on the facts of the case and not just speculation.

A parent's relationship with a child is one that mustn't be overlooked because of opportunities for one of the parents. If you are planning a move that will mean your child gets to spend less time with you or the other parent, be sure that you think about how that is going to affect the child.

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