16 Mothers absconds with child with impunity – father gives notice and goes to jail.
The following are part of two appellate court cases that demonstrate how the court treats fathers and mothers who leave the state with the children. Both rulings are from the Appellate Court 3rd Department. You can google the full appellate court rulings.
In the first case Swain v. Vogt 206 A.D.2d 703 (3rd Dept., 1994), you have no idea of what the real facts are behind the ruling until you read the dissenting opinion. The dissenting judge was very clear as to the facts of the case. The facts stated by the dissenting judge: