I have recently moved away to Texas, my obgyn and cardiologist are in Colorado where I'm originally from. I went back to Colorado to give birth to my child under the care of my cardiologist and obgyn. The father and I have never been married. We have never lived together. He does not believe the child is his, I have requested a paternity test. I have told the father I am going back to Texas because that is where I now live. He has threatened me that he will do whatever it takes to make sure I do not leave the state until the paternity test results come back. He has also threatened that if I do leave he will call the police for child abduction. His name is not on my child's birth certificate. I do not have anywhere to stay in Colorado and cannot afford to stay here until the results come back and I feel my child's safety and mine are now being threatened by him. Can I leave to go back to my home in Texas or must I stay in Colorado?
Did you actually file a paternity case in court? If you did, then you subjected yourself to the mandatory injunction which prohibits you from taking the child out of state without a court order or the other party's permission. In that case, you need court permission to take the child back to Texas.
If there is no court case pending, then you can go anywhere you want.
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