- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The new court ruling says an Arizona law that generally requires a parent to wait a year before asking to change court-approved parenting time also applies to moves that would affect another parent’s parental visitation and decision-making.

The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday in a Yavapai County case arising from a 2009 divorce decree of a couple awarded joint custody of their children.

A judge in 2014 issued an order increasing the father’s parenting time, but the father then went to court after he learned the next month that the mother planned to move to Nebraska with their children.

The Court of Appeals agreed with the judge that the mother’s planned move would require changing parenting-time and decision-making arrangements with the father so she needed to wait a year.

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