I work in Sugar Land for an Oil and Gas construction company. We are currently experiencing massive layoffs, and to maintain employment, I am faced with having to move to Georgia for work. My wife is divorced, and in her divorce decree there are geographical restrictions limiting us to Fort Bend and Brazoria counties. My step-daughter's father is a good dad. at least in the sense that he doesn't miss his visitation times. We attempted to negotiate with him, offering initially to fly our daughter down twice monthly and also give him an extended summer to make up for the two hours on Thursday he gets to visit. We're in the Fort Bend courts. Do we have a case?
I am quite certain that there is no order telling you where you HAVE to live or where you cannot live.
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It really does depend on a multitude of factors you didn't discuss in your description. Generally, the judges in Fort Bend want to make sure both parents have contact with the children. So, all other things being equal and you all being the ones that want to take the child out of state, it's at least an uphill battle. You really should meet with a family law attorney and discuss in detail your wife's and your wife's ex's current circumstances.
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