Child custody disputes can be difficult under the best of circumstances, but have the potential to become especially contentious if one parent relocates. The issues of visitation and parenting time can be impacted by distance, especially in the case of an international relocation. Parents who are embroiled in a child custody dispute should educate themselves regarding any rights or protections they might have if this situation arises.

Readers in Colorado might be interested in a recent custody battle that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that an appellate court was incorrect when they rendered a child custody dispute moot because a mother relocated with her child back to her native country. The father, who lost the appeal, was trying to prevent the mother from taking their daughter with her.