Situation is: Primary physical to mother in NC, joint legal with father in VA. If there are no concerns of abuse or other detriment, and visitation is unsupervised, can the judge dictate where it occurs? I was under the impression that a parent (even non-custodial) could travel at will within the US without restriction. However, father has been awarded two weekends a month, but judge dictated that those weekends must be exercised in NC. This creates both a rock and a hard place - to exercise visitation, dad must travel to NC, pay for hotel, and incur significant expense. However, if Dad doesn't go, mom can claim in future custody modifications that Dad didn't exercise all visitation offered, and therefore is "uninterested" as parent. Can the judge infringe dad's freedom of movement?
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