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Unwed California Mother, No Custody Agreement and Relocation

Discussion in 'Child Custody & Visitation' started by HNguyen, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. HNguyen

    HNguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello,
    I recently got married to a service member in January and have plans to move out of state to his first duty station along with my 8 year old daughter. I've never been married to my daughters father and we do not have a custody agreement in place. However, we have discussed the move and any visitation matters. For example, she may come to stay with him during summer or holiday/school breaks. Or he can visit whenever he is able to as long as we are notified ahead of time. Is there any legal issues regarding this? Or anything I have to file before moving? Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    There shouldn't be any legal issues or need to file anything as long as you are in agreement about all this.

    It's probably a good idea to consult an attorney about getting a written agreement in case he decides to go to court after you move which is when you will be most vulnerable.
     
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  3. HNguyen

    HNguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you so much !
     
  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    No legal issues, but know that any agreement you make is not enforceable if someone doesn't hold up their end.

    In other words, when you send her to visit in the summer and he doesn't send her back you have a big problem.

    Having court ordered visitation is a protection for when disagreements occur later.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Before you make any decisions, you might want to see a family law lawyer (or two) licensed in your jurisdiction.

    The initial consultation is normally offered free of charge.

    If you continue to operate without a valid court orders, you're putting your custody at risk.

    A sit down with a lawyer in your state is essential in understanding just what those risks are for you and your child.
     
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    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    This IS a legal matter and SHOULD be dealt with with the help of an Attorney. If you dont there could be all kinds of problems
     
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  7. HNguyen

    HNguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you so much for the response :)
     
  8. HNguyen

    HNguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for responding :)
     
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    HNguyen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for the input :)
     

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