Often in divorce cases, one parent may be from another state, or, after separating from their former spouse, may want to move with their children to another state for relationship, family, or job purposes. In California, there are a litany of cases that have been handed down regarding this issue.

One of the more important move-away cases recently decided in California was IRMO LaMusga (2004) 32 Cal.4th 1072. In LaMusga, the California Supreme Court laid out a clear and logical set of criteria for parents and trial courts to consider in move-away cases.

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