For what reason(s) may a custodial parent relocate with the children?

As noted, the custodial parent would need a logical reason for moving. The judge would investigate the motives behind the move and determine whether, once again, it would be in the best interests of the children. The judge would weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the move keeping in mind that each factor considered would be evaluated with the children’s future at the forefront.

Again, as noted, if the primary reason behind the relocation is to interfere with the non-custodial parent’s visitation, the judge would most likely not allow the relocation. If the relocation would add to the stability in the children’s life such as being near grandparents to which the children are close, or a new spouse who would add to the resources of the household the judge may allow the relocation provided it would not be an undue burden on the non-custodial parent.