State/Prov.  : Minnesota

Case name    : Spanier v. Spanier

Case #          : No. A13–2175

Court             : Minnesota Court of Appeals

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Child Custody

Ex-wife’s move out of state as part of her newest deployment orders in her continued full-time employment in Navy Reserve was not a change of circumstances needed to modify original order granting sole physical custody to ex-husband, where, at time of divorce, ex-wife was enlisted full time in the Navy Reserve, living in another state, and had orders to deploy abroad, and ex-wife was aware of fact that her employment could result in deployment to locations away from the children.

Laura W. Morgan is the owner and operator at Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia.Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website.