I may need to move out of state to keep employment. If I do not get granted custody, can I get custody at a later time or if I move back will they reestablish joint custody?
I want my kids to come with, but I’m not sure I will be granted custody to do so.
By joint custody, I assume you mean that the court has already awarded you and your ex joint decision making over your kids. If there is a court order in place, you can't move with your kids more than 100 miles away (regardless of where the state lines are) without permission from the court. Even if you didn't want to take your kids, you would still probably need some help from the court because you would want to change your parenting plan to accommodate the change. For example, you might want more time during the summer to offset some of the time you might lose during the school year. Whether your kids do or don't make the move with you, you'll probably need some assistance from an attorney to help you navigate this process. The joint legal decision-making doesn't have to change, but the parenting time you have certainly will need to change.
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