Baures v. Lewis – Overruled! Relocation standard changed!

This Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court explicitly overruled Baures v. Lewis, the Supreme Court case, which since 2001 had set for the standard for removal of minor children permanently from New Jersey. The Court found “special justification” for departing from its prior ruling, which had favored the custodial parent in disputes over relocation. In Bisbing v. Bisbing, the Court held that the new standard will be the “best interest of the child” in all relocation cases regardless of who is the custodial parent.


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