Unwed Parents Out of State Relocation
by Anonymous from Volusia County, Florida
My child is almost three. His father and I were not wed when he was born and separated when he was a few months old. Since then we have lived in close proximity to each other.
We do not have any kind of visitation or child support agreement in place.
He does pay for half of his health insurance but that is all. My child lives and is with me 90% of the time but does visit his father and occasionally stays the night.
Recently, I have been looking at job opportunities out of state and would like to move. I want to know what my and the fathers rights are in this situation.
I will not leave the child with his father but would like to know what the best path for an out of state move is.
Answer to Florida Child Custody Question
Your absolute best and easiest path is to obtain written consent to your relocation form your child's father.
Write a letter of agreement between the two of you, have him sign and notarize it, and you're done.
If he refuses to sign anything, you can always petition the court to allow you to relocate with your child.
Considering the fact that your motivation to move is that you are trying to get a better job.
And that the father exercises minimal visitation with his child; the court is likely to grant your request. Notice:
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