I plan on moving out of state next year. I have a 4YO DS. His dad lives (literally) across the street from us and has not seen DS in about 3 weeks. He doesn't call. He doesn't do anything. He talks like he cares & want to be there, but actions speak louder than words.
My main motivation for moving is to be closer to my family. I do not have a lot of family when I currently am. I'm here with my mom & she gets to retire within the next year or two, so if I moved she would follow. I want to be closer to my brother, his wife, & his 3 kids. I want my DS to grow up with them. Plus I want to move to a more diverse area with more opportunity. I have no anchor holding me here & I think it would be a great life change.
However, I am concerned that there are some steps I need to take to make sure that I can legally move with my DS and his dad not do anything to stop us. We have no custody agreements. He hasn't made any child support payments (maybe 4 months late) but other than that, nothing.
Do I need to lawyer up? What steps do I need to take before I move?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on May. 23, 2013 in General Parenting
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