Greetings. This is a difficult question to answer, and is individual to each family unit, based on their custodial agreements and arrangements. Of course you can move, but the real question is what will happen if I do move, right?
If you move, you will severely hinder the child’s mother from spending time with the child. Driving to Tennessee every other weekend would not be my idea of quality time with my child. I am sure that the court will look at this if you decide to relocate.
You may want to go ahead and file a custody action here in North Carolina and ask the court to set up a new visitation schedule which will allow you to move to Missouri. If you move without an agreement on custody, your ex may request the court return the minor child to her care. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.