Dupre v. Dupre (857 A.2d 242 (RI 2002))

This pivotal case is the centerpiece in any litigation regarding relocation of children out of the State of Rhode Island.  The case came about when a judge implemented a trial Justice denied a petition to allow the removal of the child from the jurisdiction on the basis that there was “no compelling reason to do.”

The RI Supreme considered that standard incorrect, and laid out certain factors to be considered in any relocation matter.  With the understanding that the “best interest of the children” is the foremost consideration when [Read more...]