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Arnott v. Arnott

Wyoming Supreme Court
293 P.3d 440 (2012)


Facts

Jeffrey Arnott (defendant) and Paula Arnott (plaintiff) lived together in Jackson, Wyoming, until they divorced in 2010. The parties had two children. The parties agreed to share joint legal custody and that Paula would have primary physical custody. The parties also agreed to consult each other about major decisions affecting the children. Pursuant to their agreement, Paula gave notice that she intended to move with the children to Virginia. Based on this notice, Jeffrey petitioned for modification of custody, alleging that the move constituted a material change in circumstances. The district court found that the move was in good faith and would still allow the husband visitation; thus, the move did not constitute a material change in circumstances. The husband appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Burke, J.)

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