Greetings. First, what is he talking about? He did not do any research on this, but instead is just calling you and negotiating for what he wants. He is crazy…funny, but crazy.
Since it is his move, immediately write to him and tell him that since he is choosing to move there, the expenses for travel will be his. It is your hope that he would move closer to your child and not have the moving costs.
You would not have to pay back any child support as it is based on the year, not simply a summer. Your ex would still have less than 1/3 of the time, even if you do agree to 45 days, which you don’t have to do.
Don’t immediately take action, but continue to negotiate with him about time. Tell him firmly that you won’t pay for traveling, will not agree to reduce child support (since his move is voluntary), and decide if you want to give him the extra 15 days (which I would if he is a good father). DON’T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY REVIEWING IT. Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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