Move Away Cases; Relocation Remains Such a Problematic Area of Family Law

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After many years of study, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers published a Model Relocation Act, for consideration by state legislatures in 1997. Shame on us for waiting on our courts to adopt on a case by case basis standards for removing children from the locale of a parent. We need to get this into the hands of all our senators and representatives and urge its priority for consideration. While shaping the law on appeal is great fun for advocates, too many interested, good, and willing parents in our mobile society will never be able to raise their children as we flesh this out over decades in the appeals courts. It's time for legislative action.

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