I think it depends on what is in the decision the judge made. I know when my sister and I were growing up a judge declared that my parents couldn't live further than 50 miles from eachother. As soon as my sister and I turned 18 my father moved to Maryland (we lived in New York). He had always wanted to live there but couldn't because of the judge. My mother had custody and my father had visitation.
If the father hasn't been in the kid's life then all the mother would have to do is see about getting the court to change the ruling. Preferably the father should go with her if he agrees to it as that would be easier (otherwise they might have to do it in court again). A lawyer would help with that too.
If she moves and it goes against the court ruling then she could be fined, lose her kid, go to jail, etc. It all depends on the judge and the state. Usually that would only happen if the father pressed charges though. Someone would have to bring it to t
at 9:09 PM on Jul. 2, 2008