How can I egally move out of state with my baby without his father?

I am trying to separate with my boyfriend and move out of state with my baby to be with my family. Hes threatened me with reporting me for kidnapping if I dare leave. I am not leaving without my child. What do I do?

Asked on June 23, 2012 under Family Law, Missouri

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were never married to your child's father and there has been no order establishing paternity or support then you alone are the legal guardian of the child. Kidnapping may not really apply.  I would speak with an attorney and explain the circumstances. If it is determined that you can not leave with out his consent or court order apply for the court order. But ask the attorney what your chances really are before you take on legal fees.  Good luck.


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