Without his permission or that of he court, you can be arrested for child abduction;he can petition the court to give him custody and have you pay child support. I strongly urge you to discuss your situation with a family lawyer. For information, my partner James DeFelice practices family law in Long Island. You can obtain his contact information on his avvo profile, or our website www.sarnoanddefelice.com
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