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How Does Relocation Impact Children of Divorced Parents?

Posted by J. Benjamin Stevens | Aug 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

We live in a very mobile society today, and it's increasingly common for divorced parents to move away from each other.  When children are involved, these types of situations are much more complicated.

The ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division's Law Trends & News recently featured an article which addressed this topic.  “What a Move May Mean for the Child” begins

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.

This article makes some excellent points, and you can read the full text of the article by clickingHERE.

Source: “What a Move May Mean for the Child” by Samuel Roll and Candace Kern, published in the ABAGeneral Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division‘s Law Trends & News (Summer 2009).

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