Relocation

Julia - posted on 11/07/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am currently going thru a relocation case with my 7 yr old sons father whom I was never married to. We were in a relationship for about 5-6 years. After breaking up for about a year plus, I reunited with my 12 yr olds father and we got married. When I told my sons father of he news and that I planned to move, all u know what broke loose. We had a court order that stated his father got every other wknd...After I asked for the relocation he put in for full custody and now there is a temp order for two weeks on and off until trial. Needless to say dad has never taken son to the dr, dentist, or school until the new temp order. Now he wants to be super dad..in court he claims I'm an alcoholic and my husband is abusive, all lies of course. Has anyone been thru a relocation trial or know someone who has? Help

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Julia - posted on 11/09/2016

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There is that stipulation in court orders that states u cannot move if it affects the other parents visitation. I followed all the procedures. I thought I was being fair by offering more time than his father was getting with every other wknd but father stated he wants all the time. I even offered to accept the summer while takes the school year. Everything is no. Thanks for he comments. I will see what happens in March, one month before my baby is due!

Julia - posted on 11/09/2016

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There is that stipulation in court orders that states u cannot move if it affects the other parents visitation. I followed all the procedures. I thought I was being fair by offering more time than his father was getting with every other wknd but father stated he wants all the time. I even offered to accept the summer while takes the school year. Everything is no. Thanks for he comments. I will see what happens in March, one month before my baby is due!

Ev - posted on 11/08/2016

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I have to agree with Jodi. Just because you want to move and so forth does not mean it is fair to the other parent as it could make it harder for them to have visitation.

Jodi - posted on 11/08/2016

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I haven't, but there was always a stipulation in my court orders that I couldn't relocate to a location which may disrupt my ex's ability to be involved in his son's life (I can't remember the distance stipulated - my son is now an adult). And that is fair enough. Is your move likely to make the status quo difficult for the relationship between your son and his father?

Just for the record, whether you were ever married or not has absolutely no relevance.

With regard to the false accusations, he is going to have to present evidence.

It sounds like the temp order is giving you 50/50 custody? That's sounds reasonable. This may or may not be what the court orders ultimately, which might make the relocation difficult. You have to provide evidence that the relocation is in the best interests of your son. Otherwise HE might be prevented from relocating.

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