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Good afternoon. The Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the children. If she wants to relocate out of State with them, the burden would be on her, to show a need for it, which outweighs that of the father, to continue the shared custody. Of course, if he does not take them as he is supposed to and she has them, it is a factor for the Judge to consider. However, it will be hard for her to relocate since custody is shared and she does not have sole custody, where he could simply still retain visitation, during holidays and breaks. She is going to have to show that she has no choice but to relocate and the children are better with her, then him.
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