Q: My son is currently incarcerated, his ex girlfriend is seeking sole physical custody and wants to Florida with the kids
Ages ,16, 12, and 6. Can the courts stop her from doing this?
A: There are rules when relocating with children out of state. She needs permission from the other parent or a court order. He can file opposition to her application, and if she didn't file an application he can file a motion to stop her.
You can also file a grandparents' rights petition. This is a complicated issue and none of those filings should be undertaken without an experienced family law attorney to advocate for your or the father's rights. You should seek out a consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible.
Our firm specializes in family law and we offer free consultations. You can schedule one with me at 856-441-2000.
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