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Relocation From Manhattan To Katonah (45 Miles) Granted. Attachment Trumps Stability. Trial Court Reversed On The Law. Tropea Lives.

In the landmark case Matter of Tropea v Tropea, 87 NY2d 727 [1996]) the New York Court of Appeals held that in a custodial relocation case a court should give weight to all relevant factors, including: (1)  each parent's reasons for seeking or opposing the move; (2) the quality of the relationship between the child and the parents; (3)  the impact of the move on future contact with the noncustodial parent; and (4) the degree to which the custodial parent's life may be enhanced economically, emotionally and educationally by the move.  

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