I live in California with my sons, aged 12 & 10. I have been out of work for 9 months and have an opportunity to get a job with an airline with flight benefits in Utah.
My ex wife and I have Joint Legal custody. I have physical custody and they live with me. The divorce papers prevent me from leaving the state without permission from my ex wife. She will not let me take them to Utah even though I offered to fly them back to California so they could continue to vist their mom roughly every other weekend. My sons want to move to Utah with me to live and to go to school. What are my options? How much weight will my sons desire to move to Utah carry with a judge? I would rather work something out with my ex wife, but she won't listen. I cannot afford to continue living in California, and Provo has excellent schools, better than in Los Angeles. I need to get back to work soon. What are my chances that if this gets dragged into court, the judge will let my sons move to Utah? I will not leave them behind. (I won't risk simply leaving with them and be in contempt of court. I also have family in Provo.