I live in oklahoma. My son was born in oklahoma. I am not married and my sons father is on the birth certificate. Can i move to a different state before he files for court?(if he does)
I am from pennsylvania. I had a long distance relationship. I used to fly back and forth from pennsylvania and oklahoma. I ended up having my son in Oklahoma. I also ended up “officially” living here. I have 0 family here. I also have not been able to keep a job do to increased anxiety/panic attacks. will the court make me stay in oklahoma. I dont feel like i can be in a state all by myself mentally. Are there other options the court may choose?
If there are no court orders for custody and visitation, and if you and his father have never made an agreement for visitation, you can relocate without filing anything in court.
With that being said, you might want to consider the best option for your co-parenting relationship. If I were your attorney, I would want to know: what kind of relationship does your son have with his father? How old is your son? How involved is his father in his care and his life?
If in the future his father pushes to have a relationship with him, you don't want to be seen by the courts as someone who alienated or didn't support the father/child relationship. You will have to decide if you should tell his father you are leaving and try to work something out before going, or if you want to reach out after you've moved and established your new residence. Otherwise, it's probably a good idea to let him know where his son is and offer a way for them to have a relationship.
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