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If you have a VA court order, and that is where you live, then he will need to follow up in VA.
Unless, as you say, you relocate to Louisiana
Then the Order can be modified there.
As it stands, it would be difficult for him to have any changes made.
Just wondering, why would that be difficult for him?
Because he would need to be in VA to do it and also because you have established a good life for your child, as it appears. Therefore, no basis for him to have anything other than visitation in the eyes of the VA court
So, if he were to file in VA for a modification, the court would evaluate where he lives, the distance from the child, etc
and perhaps grant him some visits that include say holidays or a few weeks in the summertime
But, as I stated, if you return to Louisana, then the jurisdiction can be changed
So you may be correct. It could be a ploy to get you back to Louisana so he can make custody changes.
Would that be granted for him if he remained a resident of Louisiana? He's flat-out told me in conversation that he wants the kids in his life, close to him & I'm "just part of the package that they come in"
He may be able to have visits, yes
But it would be up to the VA court
VA holds jurisdiction. You were wise to file and get that Order from VA
And the court would decide who's financially responsible for getting our child back & forth to him for visitation, if granted as such, correct? So what you're saying is unless he comes here, I shouldn't be as worried as I am that he's going to get my son...I'm sorry but that's the one thing that scares me in telling him we should just go our separate ways.
You have no worries that he can move the matter to Louisana as long as you reside in VA
Yes, a court would decide who pays for the transporation of the child for visits.
Sometimes it is shared
Other times, the non custodial parent pays.
It depends on the finances of both parents
Also you have going for you the home environment you have established. If it is solid, a court will not change that
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Regardless of the fact that we live with my parents, I hope. You really have put my mind at ease this morning & I greatly appreciate your help. I will revisit the conversation if I have any other questions. Thank you so much & Happy New Year!
He will have to go to VA to file or have a local attorney in VA do it for him. It is not something he can do over the phone.Yes, all of that information is sufficient evidence that he was changing his address to VA. And, yes, you can bring up the rehab. If you have an attorney that information may be subpoenaed
Not likely. What is the difference if you are in school or at work? The fact that you are trying to Enhance yourself with education for better employment which is in the best interests of your child is more of a benefit for you than anything.Someone is filling your head with nonsense.If you have further questions, you may post them here and I will continue to assist. Otherwise, even if you have a JA Subscription, Please ACCEPT my answer as that is the only way I get credit for my time and information. Thank you