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B.C. Court of Appeal outlines principles when considering relocation of children

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 10:40 AM | By Leena Yousefi

The mere hope of providing a better standard of living for a child is not sufficient to allow for relocation, nor is it an important factor to consider when the current standard of living does not have a deleterious impact on a child.

Maximizing a child’s time with both parents is an extremely important factor when deciding whether to allow the move, and a parent’s interest for wanting to move should never automatically equate to the child’s best interests.

A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal...