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Can I move out of state with my children after a divorce?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2020 | Child Custody |

Life tends to become more complicated when you divorce and have children. Custody and time-sharing agreements dictate much of what you can and cannot do with your children. For example, there are limitations on whether or not you can move and take your children with you. And although it may be more difficult to relocate after a divorce, it is not impossible.

Keep reading for more information on relocating with your children after a divorce.

What you need to facilitate a move across state lines

According to FindLaw, Nebraska accounts for your children’s wishes when it comes to living arrangements. If you would like to relocate to another state and take your children, they must want to go with you, to begin with. Not only that but your ex must agree with the decision as well. Finally, you must have a good reason for wanting to relocate with your children. This can be because you are changing jobs or careers, or because you are getting married again. While this may seem like a lot for everyone to agree to, it is much easier when it is clearly in the best interest of the children.

If you cannot get your ex-spouse to agree with your decision

Understandably, it may be difficult for your ex to agree with your decision to move away from the area. If your ex does object, it still may be possible to move, especially if you have legal custody of your children. You must prove to the courts, however, that this decision is in the best interest of your children and that they want to move with you.