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CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Considerations - Best interests of child - Conduct of parents - Maximum contact principle - Status quo - Removal of child from jurisdiction

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 09:35 AM  

Appeal by the mother from denial of an application for permission to relocate with the parties' children. The parties moved in together in 2005, married in 2008 and separated in 2010. Their daughters were born in 2007 and 2009. A 2010 separation agreement, confirmed in 2014, created a weekly shared parenting regime. In 2015, the mother gave the father notice of her intent to relocate with the children from Medicine Hat to Cranbrook. The proposed relocation arose due to the mother's new partner losing his employment...