Miami, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: My ex & have a child. We were not married. We don't have a legal visitation agreement. Can I move out of the country?

His name is listed on the birth certificate. Our daughter is 4 years old and until 3 months ago, he did not spend much time with although he did cover childcare expenses. What can I do if I want to move out of the country? Does he have the legal capacity to stop me from leaving? I have asked but he has come up with very unreasonable demands. Please advise. Thanks.

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2 Lawyer Answers
  • Deltona, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should seek the advice of a local attorney. If you move, he could force you to bring the child back.

  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: He has no legal rights since not married to you and no court orders however you may run into an issue if you need a passport for the child.

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