Woman with joint custody loses bid to take son on overseas stint

Move to relocate centres on her career rather than being in child's best interests, court finds

A judge stopped short of calling a mother selfish in denying the single woman permission to take her eight-year-old son with her on a two-year work assignment in London.

The woman - a corporate vice-president earning $560,000 a year - had argued that denying her the chance to relocate would hurt her career and endanger her health. This, she argued, would then affect her ability to care for her son, identified in court papers as R.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2018, with the headline 'Woman with joint custody loses bid to take son on overseas stint'. Print Edition | Subscribe