Q: My soon to be ex wants to get full Custody of the kids (10 and 8 yo) while planning moving back to Russia with them
Who will have more chances to get custody - me (staying in US) or him moving kids back to Russia. They are born and grew up here?
A: He has a heavy burden if he wants custody first he has to show the children are better off with him and then he has to show that the children's lives will be enhanced by the move to Russia.
A: That is one factor (albeit a MAJOR factor). There are other factors as well. Generally courts are reluctant to give custody to someone relocated out of the jurisdiction and relocating to Russia would be a heavy burden on him. You need to speak to a lawyer to get the entire picture to answer this.
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