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Can I, as a stepmom, take my stepchild out of state without his dad?

My family is planning on going on vacation and I want my stepchild to go, but his dad is not going. Can I take him out of state without being charge with kidnapping by the non-corropitive mom? I have tried to find legal rights pertaining to this, but all I can find is that basically I have NO rights. His dad says he can go, it will be good bonding time. But legally I dont know!

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Asked by meemee410 at 6:49 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Travel

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  • If mom is not okay with it, then no, you cannot. Thats to bad... but you could face legal consequences. So sorry! Hopefully mom will come around.

    Answer by Tarrar at 6:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • As long as the dad says its okay but are you married to the dad:& if not then I say no

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • If dad has custody, and gives you permission, then yes. If dad does not have custody, and mom does not give you permission, then no, you cannot.

    Answer by Ataemommy at 6:59 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I would say yes you could as long as no other arrangements are made within their custody agreements.
    I've taken my step son in and out of 2 states often.... then again, we are right near the border.

    Answer by MrsDAP at 8:12 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • if all parents are okay with it. and have it in writing

    Answer by B00boo at 8:44 AM on Jul. 16, 2011

  • only with written consent from both parties....or depending on how the custody is i have full custody of my children and ex only has limited visitations...i can come and go as i please with the kids but he cant take them out of the county with out my permission...hopefuly you can work out something with the mom

    Answer by cara124 at 12:54 PM on Jul. 19, 2011

  • With written permission

    Answer by isismoon3 at 1:34 PM on Oct. 5, 2012

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