Currently my son's father and I have no custody orders or been to court for anything. We lived together as a family for 4.5 years, our son is now 6. I left approx. 2 years ago and lived alone with son in new place for about a year going to school. Now living with parents till completion. I would like to move with my son. I have always been the primary caregiver even while in the relationship and especially more so now after I left. Ex never paid much for financial care of son, I left, handled it between 2 of us. Transferring soon need to know can I move out of state ? How far can I move in current state ? Can I move now with no orders in effect of any kind ? Will that hurt or help case ? I want kid in better overall environment cross the board, its not California anymore. What do I do ?What is the best possible way to go about this ? I am reasonable, logical person and do not want to create a huge nasty mess with any of this. I have tried my best to handle the separation like adults with the kiddos best interest in mind. But I do think a move down the line in near future is his best interest for many reasons. Don't care about support, will pay travel costs. If I were to plan this for the best possible outcome what steps should I take now ? I do not want to "skip" town. I want to do this right. Briefly just read art. here that says when order is effect I have to ask permission to change sons school district ? I live in Moreno Valley, CA I absolutely am not living the next 12 years in this area ? If I cannot leave state which I could understand, can I at least move to central or northern California without being a major pain in the ass if his dad says no ? What's the price tag for attorney's start to finish for primary/legal cases in my area ?
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