CARRERA KYLEE COOK f/k/a CARRERA KYLEE MOORE, Appellant (Defendant),
AUSTIN LEE MOORE, Appellee (Plaintiff)
Appeal from the District Court of Uinta County. The Honorable Timothy C. Day, Judge.
Representing Appellant: Kenneth S. Cohen of Cohen Law Office, P.C., Jackson, Wyoming.
Representing Appellee: Ammon E. Francom and John A. Thomas of John A. Thomas Law Office, Evanston, Wyoming.
Guardian Ad Litem: No appearance.
Before BURKE, C.J., and HILL, DAVIS, FOX, and KAUTZ, JJ.
[¶1] After learning of Mother's imminent relocation nearly 1,400 miles away, Father, Austin Lee Moore, petitioned for custody modification and to transfer primary custody of the parties' child, TM, to him. Mother, Carrera Kylee Cook (f/k/a Carrera Kylee Moore), opposed the modification, and after a trial on the merits, the district court found that Mother's move constituted a material change in circumstances, and that it was in the best interests of TM for Father to become his primary custodian. Mother appealed and we affirm.
[¶2] Was there a material change in circumstances warranting the reopening of the existing custody order?
[¶3] The parties were married April 8, 2011, and divorced on November 13, 2012, in Evanston, Wyoming. One child resulted from the marriage, TM, born in 2011. The original custody order awarded the parties joint legal custody of TM, with Mother having primary physical custody. Father was given liberal visitation, which consisted of every other weekend, alternating holidays, and a graduated summer visitation schedule. Father also had the option of extending one
of his weekend visits every other month to begin Wednesday and end Sunday. Father regularly ...