Can you move out of state when you have sole custody?
If your court orders do not prevent you from moving out of state you may provided that you have sole legal and physical custody of your child. If you can't move and maintain the present visitation order, you will need to seek permission from the court to modify the current orders so that you may move.
Can I move out of state with my child if I was never married?
If you have never been married to the father and there is no court order about custody, then you can move out and take your child with you. You do not need court permission to move out with your child. But the father can file a paternity case at any time, and then try to get custody and parenting time or visitation.
Can getting married affect custody?
A court will modify custody following a parent's remarriage if the proposed change serves a child's best interests. A second marriage doesn't automatically warrant a new custody arrangement. However, not all custody situations turn out perfectly after a parent remarries.
Can a married spouse take a child out of state?
While parents are married, neither parent needs the other's consent to take the children out of state. However, if during the course of their divorce a temporary custody order has been put in place the mother may need the father's or the court's permission to leave the state with the child.