Evidence in divorce proceedings supported finding, under “real advantage test,” that mother with primary custody of children had a good faith reason for her request to remove children from the Commonwealth and was not motivated by a desire to deprive father of his relationship with children, thus supporting grant of mother’s request to move with the children to Maine; although mother’s job prospects in Maine were speculative, mother would benefit from opportunity for accelerated job training opportunities and potential for higher future earnings, mother sought to be close to family members in Maine who could assist with childcare, and mother had been supportive of father’s visitation with children.
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