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Like every request to the court that involves child custody and visitation, international relocation request is mostly judged by the best interest of the child. Usually, the judge will appoint either a minor's counsel or a 730 evaluator (considering the child's young age and inability to communicate) to help the judge in deciding the best interest of the child. Multiple factors will be considered by the court in assessing the request for relocation. You can read LaMusga case for better understanding of the court's point of view.
This is certainly possible, especially if you can show the judge that the Hague will protect the parties' interests in this matter. The website below offers free online consultations on international family law matters.
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File a request for permission to move.
Keep a diary of the father,s contact with the child.
see if you can get independent witnesses to the fact that dad has limited contact.
Offer a plan for his contact with child.
The best plan of action is to show the court that he has voluntarily not seen the child.
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