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While I know you do not want to hear this, but until you get a proper parenting plan
and visitation order in place, you need consider not letting the child leave the state with him, because if you do and he refuses to allow the child to return to the state of MO, you would be forced to fight in the other state to get the child back.
You are right that failure to pay support would not be a major factor, but it is one factor the court will consider. The court will also consider his living situation only renting a room and not having a proper place for the child to stay when the child visits. All of these things need to be put in place before you consider allowing this.
I would think it would be in your best interests, even with the cost, to get an attorney involved again and go back to court for a visitation order and parenting plan and to provide for only local visitations until he has a proper place for the child to stay and the child gets more comfortable based on his lack of making visits during this whole process and the way he has been acting according to your description.
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