Is a parent's reason for moving to another parent's home not a factor in determining whether or not they were a custodial parent?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Smith v. Wilkins, 2011 NSSC 432 (CanLII):

Gordon v. Goertz, 1996 CanLII 191 (S.C.C.) at paragraph 49 tells me that absent a connection to parenting ability, the custodial parent’s reason for moving shouldn’t enter into my inquiry.

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