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Move-Away Evaluations
Move-away evaluations

An increasingly mobile society often forces parents to choose between a career and family. When one parent needs (or wants) to move and the other parent needs (or wants) to stay, children become victims in a battle over parenting time, custody, and visitation. In increasing numbers, judges are seeking the assistance of child custody evaluators to determine “the best interests of the child” in these relocation cases. For the child custody evaluator, move-away cases are among the most difficult and emotionally sensitive, often because there is no middle ground that can reduce the conflict or potential risks to the child.

Review of the Literature

As with many areas of family law and child custody evaluation, there is a scarcity of research or writing on ...

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