Laurie Israel

Smith v. McDonald — New SJC case about moving out-of-state with child

December 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Divorce, New Cases

The Massachusetts SJC again weighed in on the removal issue  in Smith v. McDonald, SJC -10670, December 14, 2010.  In this case, a unmarried mother moved to Batavia, New York, 400 miles away from the father, with their 6 month old child.  Since the child’s birth, the father had pursued a relationship with the child.  He visited him, and voluntarily providing child support.   The mother moved to be near her mother and step parent, and to provide a place where aless expensive cost of living would have made it easier to take of her son.

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Laurie Israel

Two New Massachusetts Case on Child Removal

September 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Divorce

In September 2010, the Massachusetts Appeals Court issued two new decisions relating to “removal” of children by a custodial parent out of state or to a different part of the state, Katzman v. Healy (No. 09-P-2341), and Altomare v. Altomare, (No. 09-P-585).

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