If you incur substantial costs to exercise visitation, it can be taken into account when calculating child support and may be a basis for a deviation from the child support guidelines.
You are correct that shared custody will not work if she moves back to Canada. Whether the court would grant you primary custody depends on the benefits if the children staying here with you vs. remaining with their primary caregiver. This would depend very heavily on the age of your children.
If you chose to move to Canada as well your child support obligation would be reduced along with the reduction in your income.
I do not know how much your income is, but if you calculate the travel expenses and balance that against your decrease in salary if you moved and did not have travel expenses, which way has you coming out ahead financially?
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