Ex had two chances to sign up for supervised visitations but did not long story short due to drug and alcohol use and violent behavior I took my kids out of that situation we were divorced 8 years prior to the above happening . I have a restraining order which he violated by showing up to my house he was acquitted by jury as I didn't have pictures or video but regardless we are in fear for our safety specially now that this violation was just a slap to his hand. I feel it will only be matter of time before he shows up again and who knows what will happen. Therefore I want to leave to avoid a tragedy BUT i do not want to break any laws and therefore need help determining the steps I need to take to leave the state with my children without involving him. He really is bad news, he isn't involved with the kids, and doesn't provide any support morally or financially. I'm afraid if I leave without notifying the court I would create problems for myself. I need to make a decision quick for my family before it is too late BUT it's a tough one to want to leave everything we know and have due to someone's irratiknal scary behavior. Thanks in advance
There are some additional facts that are needed to properly answer this question. I recommend speaking with an attorney (one who handles injunctions and family law) - many offer free initial consultations. As a note, If you have a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage with your ex, and the issues with your children were considered as part of the final judgment (i.e. timesharing and child support), the Final Judgment (at least in Florida) will typically address what is needed if a party wants to relocate with the children a distance more than 50 miles away..
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If you wish to move more than 50 miles from your current address, you will need to STRICTLY follow the steps allowing for relocation. Please look at F.S.A. 61.13001 (relocation statute). If this statute is not followed, the Court may deny your request.
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