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I had the mother of our daughter served custody papers because she moved to Florida without my knowledge. How do judges usually rule in this matter since it is a 9.5 hour drive to florida. As it stands she is a legal resident of nc until May

In determining which parent will have primary custody a judge will look many different factors, including educational opportunities and growth at either parent’s residence, the house the child would be living in, who would be living with the child and the parent, the stability of either parent, whether the child has lived with one parent primarily in the past or with both parents equal time, etc.

Each custody case is very fact specific and there is no specific rule that states how judges should rule other than making a decision that is in the child’s best interest.

Anna Ayscue

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