Patchogue, NY asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York

Q: Does my ex husband have right to say where the kids & I live ? Does he have to inspect & approve our home ?

This man has been abusive & controlling towards me.

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Christine Moccia

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Rye Brook, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If your agreement prevents you from moving out of the area where the children live now, then he can stop you from relocating. If he has issues with the quality of your housing and/or the safety of your children, he can bring you to Family Court to change the physical custody of the children so that he has physical custody. Also, he can alert child protective services if he believes the quality of the housing is impacting the children. Please be advised this is a general answer to your question and is not legal advice. You should consult a qualified attorney.

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