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Can I fight my ex moving our kids out of state?

In generations past, it was common to grow up and marry someone from your hometown, settle down in the same community, rear your children and work at the same job for 40 years. Other than for annual vacations and overseas deployments in times of war, some people never left the area in which they were born and raised during their lifetimes.

Co-parents: What if a better life awaits in another state?

Sometimes, a change in location is just the thing you need to radically transform your life -- and the life of your child. Maybe you're in Florida, and your career specialty doesn't have any opportunities here. Maybe you received a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity that will pay you so much more income that it will improve the kind of life you can provide for your kids.

Defending against a child relocation request

Imagine you are the noncustodial parent and you only get to see your child for a couple of days, every other week. The time that passes in-between each visit is an agony. Now imagine that your ex-spouse wants to move away to another state, so you will virtually never get to see your son or daughter -- except for holidays and certain weeks during the summer each year. If your ex is trying to relocate with your child, you might be able to defend against the move.

3 times when single parents can relocate with a child

Maybe you received an excellent job offer from a new employer 300 miles away. Maybe you want to move to a new state to be closer to your family members who can help you raise your child. If the other parent of your child doesn't agree with the move, it's possible you'll be out of luck.

The possible implications of relocating with your child

If you are a single parent or if you are no longer in a relationship with the other parent of your child, it is likely that you will sometimes find that life decisions are made difficult by the other parent. You might feel that the other parent puts limits on your freedom and on what you can do with your child.

Figuring out where to live after a divorce

If you are going through a divorce or separation and children are involved, it is likely that it means that you and your former partner need to work together to figure out how you will co-parent in the future. If one or neither of you is from the state in which you currently reside, one of you may express the desire to relocate. However. relocating can have a big impact on child visitation, and it can have an impact on the relationship that you have with your former partner.


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