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I'm sure he probably will. Would I basically have to "lose" custody, for my son to be made to come back to FL?
Yes, Alachua County
Would his inability to pay child support have any impact on the custody determination?
And would I have the burden to prove its in his best interest to be in GA? Or would he have the burden to prove it's not?
He's been to court for contempt 4 times in the past 5 years. But each time he pays a couple hundred dollars to the DOR reps there, and he doesn't face the contempt issue.
it was DOR, through the Child Support Enforcement Program
okay, that makes sense. With our increase in salary, job opportunities, etc, and my offering a reasonable visitation schedule (ie time over the summer, holidays, spring break etc) I would think my burden would be met
well that can definitely be my ammo then
I considered dropping the child support to get him to do a written agreement to the relo. But I wanted to see if that's too generous and unnecessary
his license gets suspended every 6 months like clockwork. Then after a few months or so, he'll come up with a couple hundred bucks to get it back. He's definitely learned how to work the system. At least how to work DOR
So should I just notify him i'm moving, and propose a visitation schedule? And then if he disagrees, just move and take my chances with the court/custody determination?
I considered giving him one weekend a month and then time over the summer, holidays etc.
The new job would like me to start in 3 weeks, so I dont know if I should say something now or right before I leave. Also, the 6 month time frame, how do they know when that starts?
Haha, that's true
We own a home in FL, but we're going to rent it and then rent in GA for a yr, until we can use our FL home's rental income on a new mortgage
Do you think a judge would look unfavorably upon my leaving without telling him?
I just wouldn't want them to have a negative view of me, like I moved and didn't consider his rights to visit etc. Maybe i'm more paranoid than need-be :)
I really appreciate all your help!!
One more question, if I moved without telling him, and then he did get an atty (his parents have tons of money and would bankroll it in a heart beat), would the atty use that in court against me? Even though I legally could do it. I just wonder if they would use that to show I wasn't facilitating/supporting his relationship with my son etc and just leaving under the cover of darkness
So telling him before and offering him a revised vistation schedule wouldn't matter in the end?
So basically the judge might not like what I did, but he still might know the move still served my son's best interests? That's promising
Okay, thanks again for all your help! I feel a lot better. I guess i'll be a ball of nerves for 6 months!! :)
if he did accept some visits after I move to GA, would that affect anything?
like implying any kind of agreement?
Okay, thanks again!!! Have a good night
I definitely will, thank you
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