If i want to move my children to my sister's home out of the state and their father does not want me to, without any legal custody paperwork in place, can i do that?
Sure, you can do it, but it is a bad idea. That is what you would want to do if you wanted to make things really messy and expensive and give yourself the best chance of losing custody. If that is not what you are trying to accomplish, the thing to do would be to negotiate a custody agreement that allows you and he kids to leave or, if he won't agree, file in court and try to convince a judge that this in the kids' best interests. If the judge says no, then a least you know the answer. If the judge says ok, then you don't need to worry. You should see a lawyer and get advice about the matter, especially before you make a move.
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