I am a father with joint legal custody and sole physical custody of my 9-year
old son. His mother lives in Sonoma County, 480 miles away. The visitation is as
follows: winter breaks with her, spring break with her, 6 weeks in the summer
with her. Otherwise no visits. She has not come and visited him down here in the
past 8 years. I have a new wife, 2 more kids and the 5 of us would like to move
away to Floriday due to financial reasons, quality of life, etc. It would not
affect visitation. Do I need to file a motion, in court if so what motion and
what is the actual form (forms) number to be filed? I am representing myself due
to my ex attorney moving into environmental law. Thank you.I understand it would be best to resolve, believe me I tried. But this is a person who's objected to me taking my son, who lives with me on vacation to Florida for a week, just for the heck of it. I had to have the courts involved and they ended up giving me tie breaker authority, even though we have joint legal custody. This is a person, who owes over $10K in child support and who doesn't call my son for a month at a time. So the court unfortunately is unavoidable, I have dealt with it for 9 years now and it's cost me around $60K in attorney's fees. This is why I am trying to figure out what motion and forms I need to file (Los Angeles County) to request approval from the court to move. Again, it would not affect visitation.
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