Massachusetts Divorce Cases / Removal
On this page we are compiling links to the full text of important Massachusetts Appellate Cases on Family Law and Divorce decided by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
These cases are for educational purpose only and should not be used for any official or legal purpose. Please consult official reports. Below you will be able to search for Massachusetts Appeals Court Slip Opinions and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Slip Opinions relating to Removal.
Removal Cases in Massachusetts
Cartledge v. Evans, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 577 (2006):
Pizzino v. Miller, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 865 (2006): Docket 05-P-1254 (2006): The Probate and Family Court denied mother's request to relocate with the minor children. The mother appealed, arguing that the judge misconstrued the legal standard, the judge's findings were erroneous, and the judge relied too much on the guardian ad litem's findings, which gave insufficient weight to the mother's remarriage as the reason for the move. The Appeals Court found that the mother's desire to be with her new spouse satisfied the real advantage test. However, the court remanded as to whether the move was actually intended to frustrate the father's visitation rights, and the extent to which the guardian ad litem was influenced by the view that the remarriage was not a good enough reason for the move.
P.W v. M.S., 67 Mass. App. Ct. 779 (2006):
Wakefield v. Hegarty, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 772 (2006):