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Moving from North Carolina with the Children

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

Separation is often a time of upheaval and uncertainty for children and their parents. The family unit has been split and the children are forced to adjust to living separate lives with each parent. In order to reduce the disruption that children experience, parents will often agree for the children to remain in the same home or geographic area. This is so that they have continuity in their school and extra-curricular activities, and also get to see their friends. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. One source of conflict that we see in custody disputes arises when one parent wants to leave the state. There are many reasons that we see parents leave the state: to live with their new partner, because of a new employment opportunity, or to be …