A move to a new state can seem like the perfect way to restart life after divorce. Unfortunately, if joint custody was part of the divorce agreement it can complicate matters. If you do not have the approval of the other parent when you move away with a child you can face legal repercussions that include the loss of custody.
Prepare During Divorce
The easiest way to handle a long-distance move is to negotiate some type of agreement during the divorce. Include how many miles away either parent can move without consent from the ex-spouse, how shared custody will take place after a move, and how much notice to provide before the relocation occurs.