Question: How Far Can You Move If You Have Joint Custody??

If you share joint custody with the other parent, then you do not need the court’s approval to move up to 100 miles from your child’s legal residence, as long as you are moving within the state.

(Of course, there are no restrictions on moving closer to the child’s other parent.)

Can you move if you share custody?

While the family court believes that it is in the children’s best interests to spend quality time with both parents, excessive travel can be bad for children. If you or the other parent currently have joint custody, but one of you must move out of state, custody generally goes to whichever parent stays in the state.

Can a mother move a child away from the father?

In any state, when a father is the custodial parent and the mother wants to relocate, the courts will allow her to move, but will usually not allow her to take the children with her unless a change of custody is ordered as well.

Can I move with my child without father’s permission?

If you have never been married to the father and there is no court order about custody, then you can move out and take your child with you. You do not need court permission to move out with your child. But the father can file a paternity case at any time, and then try to get custody and parenting time or visitation.

Can a parent with joint custody move away?

Joint custody is an arrangement in which both parents remain involved in their child’s life. As a result, courts are more likely than ever before to grant either physical or legal joint custody. Moving out of state can complicate joint custody arrangements and a parent may need a court’s permission for the move.

Can my ex move my child without my permission?

In most states, a children cannot be moved from their state of residence without permission from the non-custodial parent and/or the court in which the original custody agreement was decided.

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