Relocation Risk Assessment
The risks for children whose parents are separated or divorced are greater than for children who move together with both parents to new locations. It is crucial to be knowledgeable of the risks, as well as possible safeguards for the children, when constructing meaningful time sharing plans under these conditions, in order to maximize healthy adjustment and access to resources. The experts at NCPC utilize the Relocation Risk Assessment Model developed by W. Austin (Family Court Review, Vol. 46 No. 2, April 2008, 347-365) to evaluate the risks and mitigating factors to help parents, attorneys, and the court make decisions to minimize harm to children.