I am often surprised by how often I see that the parents live so far away from each other. My sister is married to a man that has 50/50 and the parents live 4 hours away from each other. When the child starts school they will have to go back to court to decide where the kids will go to school.
My DH and I never considered moving more than a short drive from the skids--- He even turned down better jobs due to it limiting his parenting time. I didn't move the kids from my first marriage away from where we divorced until after he had moved out of the area. I think the whole idea just perplexes me because it was such a priority to be able to be involved with everything for us.
I have encouraged my sister and her husband to move to the same town BM lives in if the judge decides that the child will go to school there. They are considering it- both BM and my BIL have good jobs- but I'm sure he could find another one there.
How far do you live from your skids- and what are others opinions about this?