Michigan courts examine the following factors to decide whether it is in the “best interests of the child” for a parental relocation to occur:
- The move should improve quality of life for parent and child.
- The custodial parent should not be requesting the move with the intent to frustrate the parent seeking visitation, and should be likely to comply with substitute visitation orders.
- The non-custodial parent resisting the relocation should not be motivated by a desire to secure a financial advantage regarding continuing support obligations.
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- There should be realistic opportunities for visitation to preserve the parental relationship with the non-residential parent.