Taking child out of State


#1

Q: My wife wants full custody. I expect she will leave the State with new BF at some point. If I were able to get joint or shared custody ( another words not sign him away to her) can that block her from relocating anyway? I don’t care if she travels with him out of State, etc but it appears I’ll be paying her big support to care for him & then not get regular visits as he would be gone.


#2

If you are awarded joint custody then she would most likely be unable to relocate out of state without your consent. A parent cannot make scheduled visitation impractical by moving great distances. If she leaves the state prior to a custody agreement, then I would file for emergency custody and the courts will order her to return the children to this state.