New York, not Florida, was the more appropriate forum for custody proceedings, where mother had moved to Florida with child less than one month before the filing of the custody petition, evidence relating to mother’s allegations that father had engaged in domestic violence against her and sexually abused the child was located in New York, where these incidents allegedly occurred, the father had agreed to pay the child’s travel expenses to New York for the proceedings and any related evaluations, and, whenever feasible, the court would permit mother to appear at proceedings telephonically from Florida, at little expense to her.
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