Non-custodial parent is moving for the second time and I don't want him to disappear. I want to keep up regular visitation with our child by moving to wherever he is moving to. Does he have the right to move without telling me where? If he continues to pay child support, do I have a right to insist he tell me where he lives? Or is he only obligated to pay child support and nothing else?
You have a right to know where your child is IF child is visiting with him. That right is not stated in the statutes as such, but it is something you could ask for thru the court and would be told. If he is going out of state or far across Mass., your visitation arrangement might need to be changed thru a modification in court.
If he is moving but does not want visitation, visitation is one of the things the court usually will not force someone to do if they don't want to have it, however detrimental it is to that parent and the child.
You also want to know where he is to insure you get your child support. If you are not collecting support thru DOR, perhaps you should seek to do so, then they will be able to keep up with him better than you can. I don't think you need to keep moving and disrutping your life because he moves.
I agree. If you do not have a current order of child support in place, you should file immediately with the Department of Revenue while you still know where he is.
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