Elizabeth - posted on 07/31/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
In 2003 I divorced my ex-husband, I filed from California and he lived in Wisconsin. Due to the distance, in the court ordered papers, I was given custody of the girls and he had visitation during summer and every other winter break.
Being away from my daughters for 60 days every summer was hard for me, especially when they were so young, so I decided to move to Chicago (my hometown).
My thoughts in making this move was to avoid having the girls go away for such a long time and hoping for them to be able to see their father for shorter visits, more frequently throughout the year. When I made this move, we never had our papers re-written or anything... and in the 4 years since coming to Chicago, he still really only sees the girls in summer.
Now, my mother wishes to retire and has passed her business onto me, which requires me to move back to California.
So, my question is, can he stop me from moving back to California, even if I have full custody and am technically reverting back to our original divorce agreement anyway?
Mind you, even though we are closer, we still live in separate states and when I go back to California, none of the visitation we agreed on in the divorce will be changed?