Q: In a child custody order does removing a child from the state without permission mean move or vacation?
I have sole legal and physical custody of my child. I was reading through my order and came upon the part stating that neither party may remove the child from the state with out permission from the other party. I am understanding this as I may not move out of state without permission. I just wanted clarification that this does not meant I cannot take my child on vacation out of state. The non custodial parent is in prison so there really is no way to get any type of permission anyways. I have had full custody for 3 years and never saw this before.
Yes, normally this is referring to 'relocating' with the child out of state. In order to relocate or move the child out of state, you will either need the approval from the other parent or a court order.
Taking the child out of the state for vacation, does not normally require permission from either the court or the other parent.
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