Nelson, NH asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire

Q: Parenting plan in place. Ex & lawyer have said that I'm allowed a 15 mile move, if I go 5 mi. over that am I in contempt

Parenting plan a year in place, I could not afford a lawyer- he could. I filed the petition because he changed his days/weeks with our daughter all the time and refused to help financially with anything. His lawyer now has him paying half of day care a month, but he's still never accurate per our 50/50 custody plan drawn up. I have her at least 60/40. They also stated that if I were to ever move, I was only allowed a 15 mile distance from his home. Recently found a home 18.4 miles from his that my bf and I were looking to buy, he threatened to take me to court for contempt if we went through with it, if I didn't sign off to allow him to home school our child (which he knows I am against) I cant afford a lawyer, but I also do not want to go to jail or have to pay fines/his legal fees if I do find/buy a house 5 miles outside of his radius allowance.

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Amy C. Connolly
Amy C. Connolly
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Exeter, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: You would not to go jail If you moved outside of the designated areas, however, it could be grounds to change the parenting plan. The law on modification of parenting plans has changed and you may be able to move to amend that portion of the parenting plan based on your facts. I hope this helps.

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