First of all, thanks so much for providing this forum! I stumbled across it doing a search and have learned a lot here.
I have a child with a person I was not married to and although there is a child support order in place, there is no custody order in place. I married 8 years ago and at that time, my child assumed my husband’s last name. My child’s father sees him every Sunday and so far, has not missed a date save for the off-chance he’s sick. My husband and I would like to move out of state to a city with a better economy and so far, my child’s father has consented.
From reading your forums, I understand that he could contest custody once I leave which would be costly for us. Is there anything I can do now to make formal arrangements for custody that is not too costly? And if so, would I have to prove my case that moving out of state is a benefit for my child?
Thanks so much in advance for your help!