Relocating Child


#1

She can relocate, but you can use the assistance of the court to try and stop her from doing so with your child.

If you have a court order you can file a motion to modify custody if she attempts to move out of state. If you have a custody agreement and she intends to move out of state you can file a lawsuit for custody and ask the court to order her to remain here, or grant you custody if she intends to move. If she is moving without a good reason the court may order her to bear more of the transportation expenses. If she is moving without a good reason, the court would not look very favorably on that.

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#2

Can the ex relocate to another state with the child if we have joint custody and visitation is established.this will mean she will quit her current employment and needs to seek new employment, who will be reponsible for transporting my child for visiting if she relocates.