In reality, cases in which a custodial parent’s desire to relocate conflicts with the desire of a noncustodial parent to maximize visitation opportunity are simply too complex to be satisfactorily handled within any mechanical, tiered analysis that prevents or interferes with a simultaneous weighing and comparative analysis of all of the relevant facts and circumstances…
We hold that each relocation request must be considered on its own merits with due consideration of all the relevant facts and circumstances and with predominant emphasis being placed on what outcome is most likely to serve the bests interests of the child.
Under what circumstances may a custodial parent relocate together with a child?
The factors that the courts consider are numerous.
* The reasons for the proposed move, e.g.
– Economic reasons
– Health reasons
– Fresh start
– Other family members.