Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
Do you have court orders for custody? If so, the orders either have a geographic restriction or they do not. If you do not have any orders, you can move, but you may get served by the father before jurisdiction attaches in the new state and ordered to move back.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
If you currently have court orders concerning parenting the child that do not address this issue, then you need to modify the orders to reflect this new arrangement. If you have no orders at all and move without them, you run the risk of the father getting orders requiring the child's return to CA.
Answer Applies to: California
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Until there is some sort of court order telling you what you can or cannot do, you are free to do whatever you want. If the father chooses to start a court action before you have been gone for at least 6 months, a court here in Colorado might decide it has the authority to decide custody and could even require the child to be returned. That is unlikely, but nevertheless possible.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
The issue is not whether you are married to the father. The issue is whether custody or parenting time has ever been awarded by a court order. if it has, you must have consent of the other parent or an Order of the court allowing that relocation.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
The Zwiebel Law Firm, LLC | Elizabeth Zwiebel
If you have custody papers that govern the custody of your son, then in those papers will most likely be the Relocation Act language that requires you to provide notice to his father. You should hire an attorney to walk you through the process of relocating with a child that this state may have jurisdiction over.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
If there are no orders keeping you and the child here, then yes. A better approach is to obtain an order giving you the right to move, however. If you are in my area and are looking for an attorney, please contact me for a free consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Fox Law Firm LLC | Tina Fox
If you have never been to court and there is not support order or court order stating that you cannot leave the state without the court's permission or the permission or notification of the other parent then you should be fine. You have to do what is not only what's best for you but what is in the best interest of the child. If you do decide to move, I encourage you to continue to have an open relationship between the child and his father, informing him that you have moved and where he can contact his son (via telephone at least).
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
Was paternity ever established? Are there any court orders in effect? If paternity has never been established, and if there are no court orders in effect, then, it is probably safe to say that there is nothing holding you here in Washington. However, if the bio-dad has been seeing the child on a regular basis, and if you and the child suddenly disappear, then, he is likely to file an action with the court that could have the effect of dragging you back here.
Answer Applies to: Washington