How can I move to South Carolina from IL if I have residential custody if mother says no? My wife’s health and my job improves
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If your allocation judgment provides that you go to mediation for custody, you will have to try to resolve it that way first. You would send her written request for mediation and if she says no, then you will have to petition the court for permission to relocate the children more than 25 miles. You hit some of the points that the court will be looking for, better standard of living, a job lined up, a medical reason (not just leaving on a whim or to take the children from their mother), working on a schedule that provides as much parenting time as she currently has. Relocation petitions are pretty difficult so you should hire an attorney for this one if there is no success in mediation.
Burden on you to establish that move will benefit children. Before embarking on this, you should consult with an attorney in your area. On your own, you are likely hopelessly lost.
A lawyer will help you negotiate the matter. You will probably have to have a hearing in court to determine if it is in the kid’s best interest.
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