By Ellen Wright
Moving to another state is a complicated and stressful endeavor, even in the best of circumstances. For divorced parents, however, this already intense process can turn into a horror show without proper planning. While Massachusetts doesn’t strictly prohibit parents from moving out of state, you’re not going to be able to take your child with you unless your ex agrees to it, or you’ve got permission from the Court. Relocation of a parent in a child custody matter is a complex area of Massachusetts child custody law and many parents are unaware of the rules around it. If you move without making sure you are 100% in total compliance, the consequences could be disastrous.
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