Q: Do I need to get my ex's permission to move to another country with my child?
My ex doesn't have physical custody and lives in another country. My kids and I live in Florida. If it won't affect our custody arrangement and they don't even live nearby (8,000 miles away), do I really need my ex's permission? Our marital settlement also says we shall be free from interference as if we're unmarried and each may reside at a place or places they select without harm or bother from the other. Thank you.
A: Obviously from your statement you have a long distance parenting plan. You say that the relocation will not change the other parent's timesharing in any way so why don't you just tell them that you are moving? Relocation is about notice also, not just permission. The permission comes from the court, not your ex. So if in fact the relocation will not change the timesharing in any way then there should be no valid legal objection to your moving.
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