It is unusual that the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court wouldn't have determined custody or visitation, but would issue a child support order. But if there isn't an order for visitation, there is nothing limiting you from moving. But you need to have an attorney look over your paperwork. It is hard to believe that a court would have ordered child support, but not visitation. Virginia has a strong record of ordering some visitation, even in the worst cases. Don't move until you have had a local attorney review your case.
Do not move forward with any plans of moving until you speak with an attorney who can review your paperwork, any papers filed with the court and the facts of your situation. It may cost you some money to obtain legal advice but in this scenario it is well worth it. Worst case scenario, you could be missing a visitation/custody order and end up being charged with kidnapping. Best case scenario, you can move to New York with no probably consequences. Meet with an attorney.
Cassie L. Baudean, Esq. Baudean Law, PLLC (p) (804) 447-0146 firstname.lastname@example.org Serving Richmond, Virginia to Chesapeake, Virginia Answers contained herein are to be considered general information and are not legal advice and should not be relied upon as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by answering your question. You should seek advice from a licensed attorney to have a complete and proper answer to your legal question.
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