Q: Can the mother of my baby take my son to a other state with out permission of the father
Children are protected by an interstate compact called the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which allows the state to which a child is taken to return that child to his or her home state. The home state of a child is where the child resided for the previous six months.
If you and the child's mother have a parenting plan, that document should include a provision dealing with the child's removal from the state. If you do not have a parenting plan, I strongly suggest you speak with a family law attorney to begin that process, as it will protect you and your child in the future.
Best of luck to you.
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The short answer is - if there is no court order establishing parental responsibility - yes. If you want her to bring the baby back and she won't, file a Petition NOW so you can establish that the baby belongs in Florida. If you wait.....the other state may get jurisdiction. If you HAVE a court order, then you need to get it enforced and make her bring baby back!! Best......
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