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Winner Takes All: Custody and Relocation

Child custody cases involving relocation issues are some of the most difficult to resolve. Relocation is easier and more common in this post-COVID/work-from-home/remote-learning world.

Is Ramirez-Barker still the standard? Are there new considerations given how mobile we have all become? Unlike when parties live in the same geographic area, there is typically no way to allow both parents to remain equally involved in a child’s life if a parent is permitted to move with the child.

For that reason, these cases truly are situations where the "winner" takes all.


  • Alicia Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh

Session from Interstate Issues (2023 Family Law Section Fall Program), September 22, 2023

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