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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If he has filed for custody, the papers likely restrict her ability to leave the State with the child, while the matter is pending. She MUST review the legal papers she was served with, as I am inclined to believe it states the same. If it does, then she would need to get permission from the Judge, to temporarily relocate with the child and explain to the Judge that there are better opportunities there for her, which will allow her to provide better for the child. She can agree to allow him visitation but that she wants to remain the custodial parent and that she needs to relocate, for the best interest of the child. Since they live in New Mexico, that is the State and the court which would have jurisdiction over the matter.
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