March 21, 2011
RAPHAEL MARGUERON, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
SARAH BAIK, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.
On appeal from the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, Family Part, Middlesex County, Docket No. FD-12-515-10E.
NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION
Submitted: March 9, 2011
Before Judges Cuff and Simonelli.
Defendant Sarah Baik appeals from portions of an order resolving cross-motions filed by the parties concerning custody and parenting time of their child. We affirm.
Plaintiff Raphael Margueron filed a motion seeking consistent visitation, a parenting schedule, and a custody determination. Defendant filed a motion seeking child support.
Following unsuccessful efforts to mediate the dispute, Judge Barry Weisberg conducted a multi-day plenary hearing and, on May 18, 2010, entered an order awarding the parties joint legal custody of their child but granting primary residential custody to defendant. The judge ordered that defendant shall not remove the child from the state without further order of the court. In addition, the judge constructed a parenting time and communication schedule to accommodate plaintiff's return to France.
Defendant objects to the requirement that she establish a SKYPE account to enable plaintiff to see and communicate with his child by way of the internet. Defendant also objects to the parenting time schedule. The order provides that plaintiff shall have extended parenting time with the child in August each year, one additional week each year, and extended time at Christmas in alternate years.
This matter proceeded over several days of trial and several motion appearances. We have thoroughly reviewed this voluminous record. The arguments presented by defendant are without sufficient merit to warrant discussion in a written opinion. R. 2:11-3(e)(1)(E). We discern no basis to disturb the order under review. The judge crafted a schedule that allows communication between father and child that accounts for the geographical distance between them.
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