Why would that matter? In this case, the other parent could easily bring an ex parte detention action in court. This action accuses the child of having been removed from his country of origin without authorization. The court could issue an order requiring you to return the child to the state of origin. The other parent could then pass that decision on to the local police – in this case in Seattle – and local law enforcement would help enforce the order by bringing the child back to the other parent. Question from Sabrina: I have a great opportunity to go back to our hometown, work full time and grow children both around her family and in mine. I finally have a support network and people I trust to observe them while I`m at work. He is Jewish and I am not, but I would go so far as to find a synagogue in the area and register it. I would suggest to the court that the children be with me during the school year and with him in the summer. And extended holidays during the school holidays. The 6 hour ride is a pain, but it is good for this kind of tour plan. Is it worth taking to justice? Should I do the work, the house and the school in advance? If the judge decides instead in favour of my husband, can I ask the court to continue to make the 50/50 custody agreement that we have now? Both parents can accept the move. If both parents can agree on a new custody agreement, they can sign a written agreement and present it to the judge for judicial approval.
If the amended agreement is in the best interests of the child, it is likely that the judge will approve the agreement and adopt a new custody order, which provides for the non-governmental agreement. Zoe: I am pregnant and I want to move with my family, would it be better to leave before the baby is born and then fight for custody of the new place/place of birth? Brette`s response: You should not need permission if there is no impact on the visit. As a general rule, short-distance movements are not considered to be travel. The only problem may be that you get out of the state. You should call your lawyer before you think you need to do something.