Covington, GA asked in Child Custody for Georgia

Q: Can I move to another state if ex has primary custody of daughter.

My fiance and I live in Ga and are moving to Tn in September. My ex has primary custody of our daughter. I am not taking her with me and plan to come to Ga for my visitation. Do I need to have permission to move by myself?

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Holly G Chapman
Holly G Chapman
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Augusta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You do not need the court's permission to move. Your divorce decree may have a clause that requires you to notify your former spouse of any such changes because of the child. If it does, I would recommend that you send her a letter with that information even if you only plan to exercise your visitation in Georgia. However, either way, you are still free to move.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You do not need permission, but you do need to notify your ex of your change of address at least 30 days in advance.

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