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You can never guess what a court may order her to do. However, if the father signed a waiver allowing her to move and if they've lived in Charlotte for more than one year, it would be likely that the judge would allow her to stay because he consented to the move.
The judge must do whatever is in the child's best interest, and up-rooting the child and making your girlfriend move back to New Orleans may not be the best thing - although it would allow the child to be closer to the father.
There's really no way to tell what a judge may do because courts will go to great lengths to make sure the child and parents maintain a relationship. It is possible, however, to make visitation arrangements that will accommodate the distance instead of requiring her to move back.
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