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I have conservatorship of my 11 year old daughter. My

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I have conservatorship of my 11 year old daughter. My company is shutting down and moving. I have an opportunity to move to Midland TX but my ex says no. He had it put in the decree that I could NOT move but he allowed me to move to a surrounding county. THis would be 4 hours away. I do NOT have the money for an attorney as I am a single mother but I would better myself and make more money if I could transfer Will a Judge allow this
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Customer: NO do not have 20,000 to give them
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Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

There's a good chance that the judge will allow you to move with your daughter if you submit a Motion to Modify the request before you move. A court order can be modified at any time when there is a material change in circumstances, and your upcoming job loss is considered a material change. The judge will want to hear about how the move is best for your daughter - you can talk about things like the quality of schools in the area where you're planning to move and any other ways she'll benefit from living in that area. Try to focus on things other than the increase to your income, if you can, although you can mention that you'll be better able to provide for her if not unemployed.

The judge is also going to want to see that you have a plan for how your daughter will still be able to see her father, so make sure to address that in the motion. You can talk about any buses or trains between the two locations, look into whether there are flights that make sense, or provide some other proposal for getting her back and forth. The judge can ask that you be required to pay any increased travel costs.

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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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