Q: So my divorce was finalized in December and I'm thinking about moving. What are the procedures I have to follow?
In my divorce papers it says I have to stay in my current county or surrounding counties and the place I'm thinking about moving isn't any of them? Just wanting to know all the rules and procedures and if that's even allowed?
A: Without looking at your divorce decree, usually divorce decrees say that the child or children cannot leave the residence restriction. That means that you can leave but the child or children would need to stay in the designated area. If you want to take the child or children with you, you would need to file a Motion to Modify to open a new case. You should talk to an attorney about your specific circumstances to see if this is a case you want to take to court. Generally, I would say that is a very difficult thing to do. Your facts to present to the judge would usually have to be very compelling.
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