Can I relocate to another state with my son?

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Can I relocate to another state with my son?

I have been living with my son’s father for 2 years. His name is on the birth certificate but he is married to another woman. My entire family is out of state. I want to know if we have no involvement with the courts or attorneys regarding this, can I leave the state and move to be with my family without having to go through all the steps here? I realize once I get there he may contest an will have to get a lawyer but can I legally leave?

Asked on March 20, 2012 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The legal method is to obtain court permission to relocate.  Otherwise, you may have to explain your actions to a judge.  The best interests of the child is the issue.


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