My husband and I are wanting to move to another county about an hour away from my kids' dad. We have a 50/50 custody. We haven't gone forward with anything yet but we've spoken to a lawyer. The lawyer's advice was to gather as much info as possible to prove that the move would be beneficial to the kids. For example, is the school system better where you are proposing to move, is there family near by, are you moving for a new career, moving closer to work? He also suggested we pick a good pediatrician in our prospective town as well as a church if applicable and check into any activities the kids would be interested in. In my situation I will either need their father's approval and/or a judge's permission. Also in my case, because I don't work outside the home, the kids would spend a lot of time potentially with a sitter than either parent if I move without them. The judge cares about the best interest of the kids.
at 5:00 PM on Apr. 22, 2013