Robert Jason De Groot's answer What you need to do is consult with an attorney in Kansas first about perhaps filing a petition for modification. You need to at least learn what needs to be done. Technically, in my opinion, she has not abandoned the children. You can also see an attorney in FL about domesticating and then modifying the Kansas judgment, since the parties now reside in FL.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer You know that you have to ask an attorney about this, right? An attorney is most likely going to say that you need to hire an attorney, and that really is the very best thing that you can do in my opinion.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer More facts are needed to answer this question fully. Were the parties married? If not, was a paternity case filed? In order to establish his rights, the father of a child born out of wedlock must file a paternity case. If you move without his written permission, he could get to court and have it ordered that you must return the child to FL.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer The child's choice does not carry much weight. It sounds like you might be able to come to a solid agreement to modify and have the court enter an order based upon the written agreement. Go see a family attorney about this in your area.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Get to a family lawyer immediately before you mess things up for yourself and the children. Also read the provisions of Florida Statutes Section 61.13(3). That is extremely important for you to know. It is what the court uses to determine what to do with the children, and a good guide on what you should and should not be doing.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Each attorney charges fees according to their own business plan or schedule of fees for matters like this. It is much less expensive to have an uncontested matter than a contested one.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer Get her to consent to you having temporary custody, until she can get back on her feet, and get to an attorney here in FL about filing a petition for temporary custody by extended family.
Robert Jason De Groot's answer This is subject to contempt for non payment, but she has to be given proper notice of the medical expenses as outlined in the agreement, most likely. A reasonable amount of time should be given for her to pay her share to you.
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