Relocation / Move Away

  • News Article

    Divorced Parents Move, and Custody Gets Trickier

    The New York Times, August 8, 2004

    More fathers, who play a larger role in their children's daily lives than in earlier decades, are refusing to allow their children to move out of town, forcing mothers -- who about 80 percent of the time have physical custody of children -- to remain in the same city. And more mothers are fighting back.   More

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    Sound Research or Wishful Thinking in Child Custody Cases? Lessons from Relocation Law

    Family Law Quarterly, Volume 40 Number 2, Summer 2006, June 1, 2006

    Professionals who deal with specific child custody disputes surely seek to advance the children’s best interests, as do the legislators and commentators who address child custody law. Yet there is often profound disagreement about the principles that should guide them, and decision-makers are at a particular disadvantage if—as is increasingly the case—flawed research and inaccurate reviews are offered as improvements on the sound work of others. This article examines these forces in the context of relocation disputes— cases that arise when a noncustodial parent seeks to prevent the custodial parent and their children from moving. It summarizes the relevant legal issues, provides an overview of the credible U.S. research on children’s needs, and critiques the wishful thinking and mistaken analyses that threaten sound outcomes for children. Although it addresses U.S. cases and scholarship, its analysis also applies to relocation disputes elsewhere and, more broadly, to additional aspects of child custody law that require an understanding of children’s needs when their parents do not live together. [SFV note - this article provides a good overview of joint custody literature in general, and then applies that information in the context of relocation concerns.]  More

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    MA: Sexual Assault Services SlashedAction_alert

    November 16, 2009

    Earlier this month Governor Deval Patrick cut $1 million (one third of the budget) from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. This cut will mean the near elimination of a crucial system of coordinated care for survivors of sexual violence.   Take Action Now!

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    Shattered Hearts: Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota

    Minnesota American Indian Women's Resource Center, August 1, 2009

    Police reports from Duluth showed that Native girls were being lured off reservations, taken onto ships in port, beaten, and gang-raped. Native girls were being trafficked into prostitution, pornography, and strip shows over state lines and to Mexico. This is the first report of commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls.  More

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    Parental Alienation: A Rational Approach

    NY State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence Newsletter, June 1, 2009

    The fact that divorcing parents often badmouth each other to the children can not justify the damage done to abused and endangered children by PAS and PA accusations. A more rational and fair approach to the claim of PA is presented.  More

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