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Opposition to Removal of Child from Massachusetts

Case Conclusion Date: 08.27.2010

Practice Area: Divorce and separation

Outcome: In favor of client

Description: This was an unusual case in which the father, who lived in another state, requested he be given custody of a teenage child. The court appointed GAL supported the father's request for removal. Although it would have been easier for mother to settle and allow the child to reside with father, there were substantial, realistic concerns that her relationship with the child would be compromised because of father's refusal to encourage or support the on-going mother-child relationship. After cross examination of father by Mavrides, which revealed important facts, including his unwillingness to support the mother-child relationship, the court decided to deny his request for removal.

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