I have 3 children under 5. I am needing to move 8 hours away. I am pregnant and my boyfriend is in the army. In my divorce my ex has no legal rights. He technically has supervised visits (per my request) but we have came to an agreement that he takes them every other weekend. Which he does but never on the agreed times (he picks up late (2-3 hours late) and drops off early (6+ hours early). I texted him about moving, explained he could still have his visits, we are only 8 hours away. He claims he will fight me on it UNLESS I drop the child support (he pays 450 a month, so not a lot). This is definitely a way to control me and make me drop the support.
We are going to court soon, my boyfriends in the army. It's not reasonable to ask him to be apart for 3 years of his child's life and we are just not ready to be married yet.
What do I do? How likely will this be? I told ex no. I'm not dropping child support. He's going to fight this. I don't want to get my lawyer involved since I have a lot of expensive expenses coming up.
What should I bring to court? What should I emphasize on?
I understand that you have upcoming expenses and do not want to hire a lawyer. All of those other expenses take priority above your kids, right?
The opinion that I express should not be considered to be legal advice that can be relied on. It is based only on the limited amount of information provided rather than doing a thorough review of all of the important information that is required to give accurate legal advice. You should consult with an attorney that has extensive background in the area of the law that your are inquiring about.
Changing domicile is a serious issue. If this is denied, you will not be able to move with your children. I think it is worth it to have your attorney assist you with this very important and complicated motion.
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i agree with the other attorneys that this is definitely a situation for which you will need experienced legal counsel. The fact that you do not know how to represent yourself at the upcoming hearing is evidence enough that you should not act as your own attorney. Additionally, the stakes in your case are very high as you do not want to give up child support (nor should you) and you do not want to be apart from your boyfriend for 3 years. This sounds to me to be a necessary expense. I would strongly suggest you talk to your prior attorney or obtain new counsel for this issue. I hope all works out.
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