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    ValerieSweeney is offline Junior Member
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    Can I leave the state?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland

    Have not received child support in 8 months. Filed contempt charges against him, Not able to pay the rent anymore. Can I leave the state and move in with my fiance? The father will still be able to see our daughter. Our divorce papers state nothing about not being allowed to leave. I have Primary Custody but we have Joint Legal. Help! I need to do this asap before the school year starts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieSweeney View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland

    Have not received child support in 8 months. Filed contempt charges against him, Not able to pay the rent anymore. Can I leave the state and move in with my fiance? The father will still be able to see our daughter. Our divorce papers state nothing about not being allowed to leave. I have Primary Custody but we have Joint Legal. Help! I need to do this asap before the school year starts.
    Sure - go ahead and leave. On your way out of the state, just drop kiddo off with dad. Then YOU can visit all you want while kiddo stays in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieSweeney View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland

    Have not received child support in 8 months. Filed contempt charges against him, Not able to pay the rent anymore. Can I leave the state and move in with my fiance? The father will still be able to see our daughter. Our divorce papers state nothing about not being allowed to leave. I have Primary Custody but we have Joint Legal. Help! I need to do this asap before the school year starts.
    You will need to follow the state law for relocation. Likely you will need Dads WRITTEN permission and or the courts. You will have to show it is in the CHILD'S interest to move. Not yours. Not your billfold. But the CHILD'S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieSweeney View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland

    Have not received child support in 8 months. Filed contempt charges against him, Not able to pay the rent anymore. Can I leave the state and move in with my fiance? The father will still be able to see our daughter. Our divorce papers state nothing about not being allowed to leave. I have Primary Custody but we have Joint Legal. Help! I need to do this asap before the school year starts.
    I'm going to bet that MD has statutes requiring some sort of notification. Perhaps you should reacquaint yourself with your best friend Google and have a look at what the state requires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieSweeney View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland

    Have not received child support in 8 months. Filed contempt charges against him, Not able to pay the rent anymore. Can I leave the state and move in with my fiance? The father will still be able to see our daughter. Our divorce papers state nothing about not being allowed to leave. I have Primary Custody but we have Joint Legal. Help! I need to do this asap before the school year starts.
    You can leave the state whenever you want.

    Can you take your child with you? Nope, not without completing the legal process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealth2 View Post
    I'm going to bet that MD has statutes requiring some sort of notification. Perhaps you should reacquaint yourself with your best friend Google and have a look at what the state requires.
    I'll even help OP out:
    [url=http://maryland-familylaw.com/childcustodyvisitation/parentalrelocation.html]Handling relocation in Maryland child custody and visitation[/url]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Meanie View Post
    You will need to follow the state law for relocation. Likely you will need Dads WRITTEN permission and or the courts. You will have to show it is in the CHILD'S interest to move. Not yours. Not your billfold. But the CHILD'S.
    Re the bolded, I HAVE seen "billfold" be a reason that a judge accepts for a relocation to be necessary, particularly if the ncp is NOT paying their child support.

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