I plan to relocate with my kids but, the fathers name is one my oldest child’s birth certificate. There are no custody or child support involved. I have both passports for my kids. Does the father still have to sign anything stating it’s ok to relocate or is it just possible to up and leave ? I want to be safe on my end. The father NEVER supported since both of my kids were born and hardly showed any effort. How do I go about that ?
I strongly advise seeking an attorney's advice on this. Guam Legal Services might be able to give some free basic advice if you qualify. While the father does have an equal duty along with you to provide support, he also has an equal right along with you to custody and visitation. But these things can get tricky and I don't want to make assumptions without knowing the facts. I advise against simply leaving island with the kids without consulting him. He might go along with terminating his parental rights or agreeing to work out a custody agreement. You might be able to get some free advice also from the local attorney general's office child support division - 7th floor of ITC building. Good luck!
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