Category: Removal of Child

Marriage of Long v. Long

A finding that a removal is against the child’s best interests must rest on more than a determination that removal will in some way change the visitation arrangements or change the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent. The court must make a finding that removal will significantly harm or impede the child’s relationship with the noncustodial parent and that this harm will work to the child’s detriment.

In Re Marriage of Hughes v. Hughes

Trial court properly applied §767.325 where mother brought removal action and father countered with motion to change placement. Once father filed a motion to modify placement based on circumstances other than the move, the court can consider all relevant circumstances, including but limited to the move in deciding whether to modify placement.