We were granted physical custody of my nephew a year and a half ago, and his mothers rights were terminated. This is the second time in 6 years we have had him due to her substance abuse. Our order says, "Physical custody of ... be placed with the maternal aunt; with the (a) authority to consent to medical, surgical, hospital, dental, educational, psychological, psychiatric and institutional care for the child, (b) the authority to obtain benefits and licenses for which the child is eligible and (c) the continuing responsibility of providing for the child's appropriate and necessary care and supervision." Nowhere in the papers does it mention relocating or needing her permission.
I would not move without first consulting an attorney to review the whole order or in the very least notifying the court of the move.
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