50/50 custody. Our divorce decree states that we cannot move across state lines without consent or court order. It also says we cannot move more than 20 miles from the children's permanent residence (my ex-spouses address). I'd like to move 19 miles away, but it crosses state lines.
The answer depends on the facts of your case and how well you put together your arguments related to the best interests of the child. To formulate exceptional arguments, much more would have to be known about your past order and current situation. You would be wise to retain counsel.
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Generally, parties are putting those sorts of geographical restriction clauses in their decrees so that parenting time is not substantially affected by one parent moving a significant distance away. If your move - 19 miles away - would not affect the day-to-day parenting time schedule for the children, if your ex-spouse will not need to drive significantly farther than he/she is already driving for parenting time, and if you are not seeking to modify the children's primary residence, then you may have a stronger argument to support your request for permission to move.
I would suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case, and bring in a copy of your Order to review the specific terms in the Order with the attorney.
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