Is it possible to fight a relocation of my child to another state?

Asked on September 4, 2012 under Family Law, Indiana

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, under the laws of all states in this country you can contest the relocation of your child to another state in this country with the presumed custodial parent. The way to contest such is make a compelling agrument that the child would be better off in the locality where he or she presently is. I suggest that you consult further with a family law attorney for assistance if you wish to contest the relocation.

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is possible but more facts are needed here to understand how that can happen.  Were you and the Mother ever married?  Then your ex wife can not move your child out of state either according to your agreement or maybe even state law. But if you were never married then you will need to establish parentage and obtain an order of custody and visitation. I would seek legal help.  Good luck.


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