How can I Prevent my Ex from Moving out of State?


#1

My Ex wife is intending to move herself and my 16 year old daughter to a different state. I would like to prevent this at I dont see it serving my child’s best interests, and she has no good reason to move (i.e. job reasons). She simpley intends to be a stay at home mom, but do it in a differnent state. He new husband works outside the US.

I’d like to hangle this my self, if at all possible. How do I get a restraining order to keep her in the state (her expected move date is 12 days away) and how should I proceed after that?

Thanks

Michael


#2

Do you have a current custody order or separation agreement dealing with child custody?


#3

No custody order.

We have a self-drafted separtion agreement, but it hasn’t been seen or approved by a judge, just signed and notorized.


#4

You may file an action for child custody in order to fight to keep your daughter here, however given her age if she wants to go with her mother, a judge will likely allow her to leave.


#5

OK, say my Ex and our youngest daughter (16) move out of state, uncontested. Myself and our oldest daughter (18) live here.

Do I have any leverage on my Ex for travel expenses?

Bear in mind, she didn’t even intend for me to know they were going go move out of state.


#6

I’m sorry, I missed the part about you having an agreement in place. You can file a breach of contract to attempt to get her to stay here, and use the suit as leverage to negotiate for travel expenses if her move will alter your usual visitation.