What are the order of events for moving to another states withyour childif you havejoint custody?

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What are the order of events for moving to another states withyour childif you havejoint custody?

I have joint custody with my ex. My father received a job offer so I moved with my family seeing as I was a 20 year old single mom. There is nothing about travel or moving guidelines in our court documents. I have been reading on-line and see that consent of the other parent and even sometimes the judge, is needed to move out of state. However, since I have already moved what do I do?

Asked on January 22, 2012 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I would go and seeklegal help right away.  You are correct: generally speaking the non-custodial parent (that would be the baby's father; I am assuming that you have physical custodyof the baby)has visitation rights and right to ease of access, so to speak, to their child. Moving a way can interfere with parental rights. So you may need to get his consent or consent of court even now, after the fact.  Your paperwork needs to be read here.  Good luck. 


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