Ex & I have joint custody in Texas, but I am wanting to move to Ohio. I am willing to pay ex's relocation fees as well as rent, etc. in Ohio until she can get housing assistance. Ex is willing to discuss everyone moving together (even though she would prefer to stay in Texas), but is unwilling to let kids move with me if she decides to stay. I don't trust her not to back out at the last minute after I have bought a new house there and switched jobs, she doesn't trust me not to leave her high & dry when we get there. We both need something in writing to protect us both but don't know where to go from here.
You need family law counsel in Texas if it is a Texas order to review the present conservatorship including any domicile restriction on the child's residence. You need to file a petition to modify and have an attorney draft your agreement into a modification order and then both of you sign it and set it for court and present the agreement to the judge to sign your agreed order. If trouble arises, either schedule a mediation without court order or file a motion for referral to mediation. If Texas made the court orders and both parties are in Texas, the Texas court continues to have jurisdiction and you need to file to modify in Texas and try to get your agreement here. Until you have a modification order, both of you can revoke any promise(s) not court ordered. Start with family law counsel.
The only irrevocable agreement is one entered into by the parties in mediation. You can hire an attorney to get you there. Absent an agreement, I cannot see the Tarrant County Court allowing the children to move out of the state.
Ms. Laster practices in Dalla
If there is a Geographical Restriction you may file a Motion to Lift the Geographical Restriction if your Order does not have it you could possibly relocate without regard to her wishes or desires. Have a Family Law Attorney go over your Order and give you counsel as to if your Order contains a Geographical Restriction.
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