Fairfax, VA asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland

Q: we have joint custody but the mother has physical custody. Can you move out of state with our 8 year old?

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Dawn Renee Gould

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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Frederick, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It depends upon what your court order states regarding custody/access and moving. If you have custody/access and her move disrupts/hinders it, then you can file contempt because your access/custody rights have been violated. Carefully read your court order. If you don't have a court order, I would file for a custody order.

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