I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.
A lot of people are going to tell you that judges favor the mother in custody proceedings. That is sometimes true, but it's not something I would want to promise anyone. More accurately, courts tend to favor the person who was the primary caregiver before the case went to court, which is frequently the mother for a variety of reasons.
The judge is going to look at all relevant facts to determine what's in the best interests of your children. That's going to include the quality of the school she's in now versus the quality of the school she'd be going to if you moved her, the relationship she has with both of you, whether she'd be changing schools in the middle of the year, and things like that. The judge will also consider your age, health, and ability to parent. There's a complete list in this statute. Your six year old daughter should also be able to tell the judge who she'd prefer to live with (the three year old is too young). The judge just has to talk to her long enough to determine that she knows the difference between the truth and a lie, and that she knows what it means to promise to tell the truth. The fact that you're staying within a 100 mile radius should count in your favor.
Also, the judge could order that you do the extra driving to bring the kids to your husband, since you're the one moving away.
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