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20 Mar 12 #319129 by mank24
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Is primary carer decision based on number of nights over a year. For example; is 80% to 20% ratio good indication of primary carer?

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20 Mar 12 #319134 by rubytuesday
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Welcome to Wikivorce.

You mention relocation - can you expand on this?

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20 Mar 12 #319136 by mank24
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I am considering relocating abroad with my eight year old son, that was the reason for the heading.

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20 Mar 12 #319138 by rubytuesday
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You would need the consent of the other parent before relocating, are they aware of your intentions?

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20 Mar 12 #319144 by mank24
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Yes she is aware and completely against it.

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20 Mar 12 #319147 by Fiona
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To relocate children abroad consent from all those with PR for the children or permission from the court is required. If your ex won''t consent the court will consider how well though out and practical arrangements are for housing, finances, employment, education and contact.

The primary carer is the parent who primarily is responsible for the children. That isn''t just about the time a parent is actively caring for a child but the times when they are responsible for the child.

The historical living/contact arrangements for the children along with the their relationships with friends and family are important as are the motivations for wanting to move and the other''s parents opposition. For example if there is a poor history of complying with contact orders a court might see a move as purely an attempt to frustrate contact. On the other hand if there has been little involvement by the other parent opposing the move may be seen more as an issue between parents rather than having the best interests of the children at heart.

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